Budget Bill Section

Budget Bill

Virginia operates under a two-year (biennial) budget cycle. Each year the Governor prepares the proposed budget bill for introduction by the General Assembly. The bill is initially adopted in even-numbered years and amended in odd-numbered years.

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Budget Amendments Section

Budget Amendments

Amendments to the budget bill can add, modify, endorse or delete items in the Governor's proposed budget. Before the General Assembly adjourns each year, a conference committee resolves any differences between the versions passed by the two houses.

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Budget Amendments Section

Committee Reports

Reports by the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) and Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee (SFAC) staff critically examine the Governor's introduced budget, analyze funded and unfunded items, consider alternative approaches, and develop and recommend funding policies.

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