Calendar

(Updated 12/11/17):
*Meeting dates and time are subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.
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Meeting Materials:  Presentation materials are posted to our Web page at the beginning of each meeting. For these and other meeting materials, please consult our Committee and Subcommittees pages.

Budget Amendments for the 2018 Session:

The deadline for submission of Budget Amendments for the 2018 Session is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Click here for the 2018 Budget Amendment form.

Announcements:

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE:  GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED 2018-2020 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEES OF THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL HOLD REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED 2018-2020 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
(Hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Loudoun County – Northern VA Community College at Loudoun, Waddell Building
  • Radford – Radford University, Kyle Hall

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
(Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

  • Virginia Beach – Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus, Student Center
  • Richmond – Science Museum of Virginia, Dewey Gottwald Center

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor's proposed 2018-20 biennial state budget.  Those persons wishing to speak may register at each hearing site no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the hearing.

Speakers will be taken in the order of registration.  Each person may register only one speaker at a time.  Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes or less.  Speakers representing groups and organizations should consolidate remarks to reduce duplication.  Persons unable to attend may comment in writing to either:

         Delegate S. Chris Jones
         P.O. Box 406   
         Pocahontas Building
         Richmond, Virginia  23218  
OR Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
P.O. Box 396
Pocahontas Building
Richmond, Virginia  23218


People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by calling (804) 698‐7480.    All requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday December 18th, 2017.      Upon request, sign language interpreters will be provided at the specific locations as identified in this Public Hearing Notice.

 

Major Employment & Investment (MEI) Projects Approval Commission (Commission Information)

Monday, December 11, 2017 = CANCELLED

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon; Senate Room 2, Capitol Building (Agenda)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:00 noon; 13th Floor Conference Room #W1301  (Agenda)

Monday, August 21, 2017 at  11:30 a.m., Senate Room 2, Capitol Building, Richmond (Agenda)
Briefing VEDP Strategic Planning Process and Economic Growth Strategy (Presentation)

2017 Interim Senate Finance Committee Meeting Dates:

Update:  Committee meetings are held in the Shared Committee Room, Room #E007, Ground Floor, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA.  
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., Joint Meeting with House Appropriations and House Finance (Agenda)


2017 Interim Joint Subcommittee Meeting Dates:

Special Joint Subcommittee on Local Government Fiscal Stress

Established pursuant to language adopted in the 2017 Session; Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly (Item 1, Paragraph U):

Meeting Schedule:

CANCELLED: Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. - This meeting has been cancelled.

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., Senate Room 3, Capitol Building, Richmond (Agenda)
APA Local Fiscal Distress Workgroup Update - Prioritized Early Warning System (Presentation)
Recommendations and Findings of Previous Studies (Presentation)
Discussion of 2017 Workplan (Workplan)

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Senate Room 3, Capitol Building, Richmond (Agenda)
Update on Petersburg (Presentation)
Overview of Budget Language / Previous Local Fiscal Distress Activity (Presentation)
Communities in Fiscal Distress / Areas of Consolidation / Collaboration (Presentation)
Update on Local Taxation (Presentation)

Senate Finance Committee Members              House Appropriations Committee Members

The Honorable Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. 
The Honorable Richard L. Saslaw
The Honorable Charles W. Carrico, Sr.
The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance

The Honorable S. Chris Jones
The Honorable R. Lee Ware, Jr.
The Honorable Robert "Bobby" Orrock
The Honorable Richard "Rich" Anderson
The Honorable L. Nick Rush
The Honorable Lashrecse D. Aird


Joint Subcommittee for Health and Human Resources Oversight

Established pursuant to language adopted in the 2017 Session; Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly (Item 1, Paragraph T):

Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.; House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Pocahontas Building.  (Agenda)

  • Summary of Private Day Placement Workgroup Activities (Presentation; Report)
  • Overview of Private Day Placements Under the Children's Services Act (Presentation)
  • Overview of Special Education and the Regional Tuition Reimbursement Program (Presentation)


Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Room #W011, Pocahontas Building  (Agenda)

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Senate Room 3, Capitol Building, Richmond (Agenda)

  • Overview and Discussion on the Joint Subcommittee Response to Congress regarding the American Health Care Act (Presentation)
  • Review and Discussion of the Joint Subcommittee's 2017 Work Plan (Workplan)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., House Room 3, Capitol Building, Richmond (Agenda)

  • HHR Transition Issues for 2018, Update on Medicaid Reforms, and Fiscal Impact Estimates of Per Capita Enrollee Caps on Medicaid (Presentation)
  • Overview of American Health Care Act (Presentation)
Senate Finance Committee Members              House Appropriations Committee Members

The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. 
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable George L. Barker
The Honorable Siobhan S. Dunnavant

The Honorable S. Chris Jones
The Honorable R. Steven Landes
The Honorable John M. O'Bannon
The Honorable Matthew James

 
Virginia Preschool Initiative Joint Subcommittee

Established pursuant to language adopted in the 2015 Session; Chapter 665, 2015 Acts of Assembly (Item 1, Paragraph Q):

Recommendation:  The Joint Subcommittee recommends continuing its work in 2016 and offers the materials from the four meetings held in 2015 as its preliminary report (2015 Archive information).

Meeting Schedule:

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.,Shared Committee Room, Ground Floor, Room #E007, Pocahontas Building  (Agenda)

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Program (Presentation) (Additional Information: No 1, No 2)
School Readiness Committee Activities and Recommendations (Presentation) (Additional Information: No1, No 2)
Mixed Delivery Grant Update and Project Pathfinders Early Childhood Educator Scholarships (Presentation) Additional Information:  No 1, No 2, No 3)
Early Childhood Model Program for STEM Through the Arts (Presentation)

Senate Finance Committee Members             

House Appropriations Committee Members

The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
The Honorable Ryan McDougle

The Honorable R. Steven Landes
The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox
The Honorable James P. Massie, III
The Honorable Thomas A. Greason
The Honorable Luke E. Torian

 

Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education

Established pursuant to language adopted in the 2015 Session; Chapter 665, 2015 Acts of Assembly (Item 1, Paragraph R):

Meeting SchedulePlease Note New Time:  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at  9:00 a.m.
Corporate Education Center - VCU, 301 W. Main Street, Rooms B3187 and B3189 (Agenda)

Cost of Education: Including a Comparison of Virginia to Other States (Presentation)

Review of Dual Enrollment and Transfer Programs (Presentation)

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) - Proposals for the 2018 Session (Presentation)

Update on the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (Presentation)

Senate Finance Committee Members            

House Appropriations Committee Members

The Honorable Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
The Honorable Richard L. Saslaw
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable Siobhan S. Dunnavant

The Honorable S. Chris Jones
The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox
The Honorable L. Nick Rush
The Honorable Lashrecse D. Aird

2017 Budget Information

Information pertaining to the 2017 Budget is available on the State Budget tab above, or access the LIS State Budget page (click here).

May 8, 2017 - Summary of 2016-18 Budget Actions, Chapter 836 (Introduced as House Bill 1500).  
These documents were prepared jointly by the staffs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, May 8, 2017.  For complete document, click here.

 

Chapter 836:

Appendices and Charts:

Overview
Resources
Legislative Department
Judicial Department
Executive Offices
Administration
Agriculture & Forestry
Commerce & Trade
Public Education
Higher Education
Other Education
Finance
Health & Human Resources
Natural Resources
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Veterans & Defense Affairs 
Technology
Transportation
Central Appropriations
Independent Agencies
Capital Outlay

Appendix A - Aid for Public Education 2017
Appendix B - Aid for Public Education 2018
Appendix C - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget
Appendix D - Capital Outlay
Appendix E - Detailed Employment Summary

 

General Fund Operating - Pie Chart
General Fund Revenues - Pie Chart
Nongeneral Fund Revenues - Pie Chart
Total Revenues - Pie Chart

February 23, 2017 - Overview of Conference Report on SB 900 / HB 1500
(Amendments to the 2016-18 Budget) (Presentation) (Appendix A) (Appendix B)

February 22, 2017:

The Joint Conference Committee Report on House Bill 1500 is now available for review on the state budget Web page.  Please click here for the Report.

February 8, 2017 - Overview of Proposed Senate Finance Committee Budget SB 900 (Amendments to 2016-18 Budget) (Presentation)

February 7, 2017 - Budget Amendments are available on the LIS State Budget page 
(click here).

February 5, 2017 - Subcommittee Reports on Senate Bill 900:

Co-Chairmen's Comments:

  The Honorable Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
  The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.

Subcommittee Reports on Senate Bill 900:

General Government / Technology

Public Safety

Transportation

Economic Development / Natural Resources

Health and Human Resources

Education

Capital Outlay

Resources for SB 900

Key Elements

 

January 11, 2017 - Summary of the Governor's Proposed Amendments to the 2016-18 Budget, Introduced as House Bill 1500 / Senate Bill 900.

These documents were prepared jointly by the staffs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, January 11, 2017.  For complete document, click here.

Summary of SB 900 / HB 1500:

Appendices and Charts:

Overview
Resources
Legislative
Judicial
Executive Offices
Administration
Agriculture & Forestry
Commerce & Trade
Public Education
Higher Education
Other Education
Finance
Health & Human Resources
Natural Resources
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Veterans & Defense Affairs 
Technology
Transportation
Central Appropriations
Independent Agencies
Capital Outlay

Appendix A - Aid for Public Education 2017
Appendix B - Aid for Public Education 2018
Appendix C - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget
Appendix D - Capital Outlay
Appendix E - Detailed Employment Summary

 

General Fund Operating - Pie Chart
General Fund Revenues - Pie Chart
Nongeneral Fund Revenues - Pie Chart
Total Revenues - Pie Chart


2017 Subcommittee List

Updated 1/20/17 - Subcommittee Member List for the 2017 Session (Click here)  

2017 Session Information

Committee Policies for Considering Tax Credit Bills. Click here.
Committee Procedures for Acting on Bills Referred. Click here.