Calendar

Updated (11/28/16):
*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 2017 Session:
The deadline for submission of Budget Amendments for the 2017 Session is Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  

Click here for the 2017 Budget Amendment form.

Announcements:

Upcoming Meetings:

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. – Joint Meeting with House Appropriations and House Finance, House Room D, General Assembly Building 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE

 GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2016-2018 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 AMENDMENTS TO THE 2016-2018 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017

(Hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.)

Fairfax County – Northern VA Community College at Annandale, Ernst Center Theater

     Abingdon – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Grand Hall

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017

(Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

 Newport News – Christopher Newport University, David Student Union, Ballroom

Central Virginia – City of Richmond, General Assembly Building, House Room D

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor's proposed amendments to the 2016-18 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    OR Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.
P.O. Box 406    P.O. Box 396
General Assembly Building   General Assembly Building
Richmond, Virginia  23218   Richmond, Virginia  23218

Accommodations for individuals with hearing impairment may be made by calling (804) 698-7480 beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016.  All requests for individuals with hearing impairment must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016.  Interpreters will only be provided at locations per specific requests.

 

2016 Interim Joint Subcommittee Meeting Dates:

Special Joint Subcommittee to Consult on the Plan to Close State Training Centers

Pursuant to language adopted in the 2015 Session; Chapter 665, 2015 Acts of Assembly (Item 307, Paragraph N):
Meeting Schedule:

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.; Southwestern Virginia Training Center, 160 Training Center Road, Hillsville, VA  24343   (Agenda)
*Note:  The tour of Southwestern Virginia Training Center is limited to members and staff due to transportation and space requirements, and consideration for the clients.

 

Senate Finance Committee Members              House Appropriations Committee Members
The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (Co-Chair)
The Honorable Janet D. Howell
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman

The Honorable Riley E. Ingram (Co-Chair)
The Honorable R. Steven Landes
The Honorable T. Scott Garrett
The Honorable Mark D. Sickles
 
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 Schedule:  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., 10th Floor Conference Room, GAB; Agenda

Virginia Student Finance Aid Programs (SCHEV - Presentation)
Student Financial Aid Programs - National Perspective (Postsecondary Analytics, LLC - Presentation)
Online Virginia Network Progress Report (George Mason / Old Dominion University - 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 James P. Massie, III
The Honorable Daun S. Hester


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:  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., 10th Floor Conference Room, GAB (Agenda)

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

 

Major Employment & Investment (MEI) Projects Approval Commission:
Thursday, August 26, 2016 - THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Members:
Senate Members:      Norment, Hanger, Ruff
House Members:       Jones, Cox, Landes, Ware, James
Ex-Officio Members:  Secretary Jones, Secretary Brown

 2016 Budget Information

Information pertaining to the 2016 Budget is available on the State Budget tab above, or access the LIS State Budget page (click here).

June 9, 2016

Summary of 2014-16 Budget Actions, Chapter 732 (Introduced as House Bill 29) and 2016-18 Budget Actions, Chapter 780 (Introduced as House Bill 30).

These documents were prepared jointly by the staffs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, June 9, 2016.  Click here for complete document.

Summary of HB/SB 29: Summary of HB/SB 30:

Overview for topics below, click here.

  • Resources
  • Judicial
  • Administration
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Commerce & Trade
  • Public Education
  • Finance
  • Health & Human Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Safety &  Homeland Security
  • Veterans & Defense Affairs
  • Transportation
  • Central Appropriations
  • Independent Agencies

Appendix A - Aid for Public Education 2015-16
Appendix B - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget
General Fund Operating - Pie Chart

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 2016-17
Appendix B - Aid for Public Education 2017-18
Appendix C - Aid for Public Education - Rebenchmarking Detail 2016-17
Appendix D - Aid for Public Education - Rebenchmarking Detail 2017-18
Appendix E - Summary of Detailed Actions in Budget
Appendix F - Capital Outlay
Appendix G - Detailed Employment Summary

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

 
2016 Subcommittee List

Updated (01/20/16)Subcommittee Member List for the 2016 Session (Click here)  

2016 Session Information

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