The Honorable Luke E. Torian, Chair

(last updated February 26, 2021 at
 2:00 PM

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State Capitol & Pocahontas Building Temporarily Closed for Public Safety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Capitol & Pocahontas Building being closed, House Appropriations Committee Staff are teleworking.  

We are following guidelines implemented by House Leadership and taking many precautions to reduce staff interaction with others to ensure that staff is able to provide safe office operations during the legislative session and beyond.  

While there may someone working in the office, the office will remain closed to everyone.

There will be no “in person” meetings. House Appropriations Committee Staff will be able to provide assistance remotely only (via phone, email or Zoom/Teams meetings).

To reach a member of the House Appropriations Committee Staff, click on this link for a contact list.

What's New


2021 Special Session I Budget Conferees

The members of the Joint Conference Committee on the Budget Bill, House Bill 1800, will be appointed.  Beginning February 19, 2021, meetings involving the budget conferees will be taking place at various times and can occur any time between the hours of 7:00 AM and midnight. 

For further information, please contact either the House Appropriations Committee staff at (804) 698-1590 or the Senate Finance Committee staff at (804) 698-7480.

House Budget Conferees to HB 1800
Senate Budget Conferees to HB 1800






  • Richard L. Saslaw (D-District 35)  

  • Stephen D. Newman (R-District 23) 



2021 Special Session I Meetings

Friday, February 25, 2021


Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Commerce, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Committee  - Virtual - Immediately upon House adjournment - Live Stream Link

Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Transportation and Public Safety Subcommittee  - CANCELLED 
  • Appropritions -  CANCELLED
    • Agenda
    • Economic and Revenue Update & Mid-Session Revenue Reforecast
      • The Honorable Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., Secretary of Finance
        • Presentation (TBA)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Commerce, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee  - Virtual - 2 hours and 15 minutes after adjournment of the House Live Stream Link
  • Appropritions - Virtual - Immediately upon Adjournment of the Commerce, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee - Live Stream Link 

Tuesday, February16, 2021

  • Compensation and General Government Subcommittee - Virtual - 15 Minutes after adjournment of House - CANCELLED

Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Capital Outlay Subcommittee - Virtual - 7:00 AM - CANCELLED
  • Higher Education Subcommittee - Virtual - 15 minutes after adjournment of House  - CANCELLED
  • Compensation and General Government Subcommittee - Virtual - 2 hours and 15 minutes after adjournment of House  - Live Stream Link 
  • Appropriations - Virtual - Immediately upon adjournment of the Compensation & General Government Subcommittee - Live Stream Link

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Commerce, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee - 7:00 AM - CANCELLED
  • Transportation and Public Safety Subcommittee  - 15 minutes after House Adjournment - CANCELLED

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Appropriations - Virtual - Immediately upon House recess - Live Stream Link 
    • Agenda
    • Remarks of House Appropriations Committee Chair Luke E. Torian
    • Report of the Compensation & General Government Subcommittee
      • Chair Roslyn C. Tyler
    • Report of the Commerce, Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
      • Chair David L. Bulova
    • Report of the Elementary & Secondary Education Subcommittee
    • Report of the Health & Human Resources Subcommittee
      • Chair Mark D. Sickles
    • Report of the Higher Education Subcommittee
      • Chair Betsy B. Carr
    • Report of the Capital Outlay Subcommittee
      • Chair C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.
    • Report of the Transportation & Public Safety Subcommittee
      • Chair Paul E. Krizek
    • Report on Committee Resources
      • HAC Staff
    • Bill Before the Committee:
      • HB 1800 (Torian)
      • SB 1134 (Howell)
      • SB 1145 (Howell)
      • SB 1155 (Howell)
      • SB 1156 (Howell)
      • SB 1251 (Newman)
    • HANDOUT ONLY: Overview of Subcommittee Budget Amendment Recommendations to HB 1800


About Us

The Appropriations Committee, one of 14 standing Committees of Virginia's House of Delegates, has jurisdiction over state budget matters. We hope you will find the Committee's web site useful and choose to visit it any time you have a question about the Committee, its subcommittees, or the state budget.  

The Appropriations Committee usually meets monthly during the interim and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Session upon adjournment of the full House to discuss budget matters. In addition, the Committee has seven standing Subcommittees which meet once or twice a week during the Session.  Some of the Committees' major responsibilities include:

  • Examine revenue and expenditure assumptions in the Governor's introduced budget
  • Set funding priorities for the Commonwealth Consider requests by House members to amend (change) the introduced budget
  • Make recommendations for budgetary changes based on priorities of the Committee  

Virginia has a biennial budget which is adopted by the General Assembly in the even-numbered years and amended by the Assembly in the odd-numbered years.  Please click on the following links for more information about the Executive Budget Process or the Legislative Budget Process. 

Also, visit the Department of Planning and Budget's frequently asked questions webpage for an overview of Virginia's budget and the Auditor of Public Acconts' Commonwealth Data Point, which is an internet database of key information about the Commonwealth of Virginia and the operations of state government.