Constitutional amendment; limits appropriations in fiscal year to preceding year's (1st reference). (HJ789)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); limit on appropriations. Limits total appropriations in a year to the preceding year's total appropriations plus a percentage equal to the sum of the percentage increase in the rate of inflation plus the rate of population increase. However, additional appropriations may be made (i) for tax relief, (ii) for deposits to the Revenue Stabilization Fund, or (iii) for nonrecurring capital projects. "Total appropriations" is defined so as not to include appropriated moneys that are received from the federal government or an agency or unit thereof. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 095588606
01/26/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 095622606-H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Passed by for the day
02/10/2009Taken up
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095622606-H1
02/10/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ789H1
02/10/2009Agreed to by House (53-Y 44-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (53-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Reading waived
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 9 minutes.