Constitutional amendment; limit on appropriations (first reference). (HJ594)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


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 »


02/12/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100573D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104324D-H1
01/28/2013Incorporates HJ677
01/29/2013Taken up
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104324D-H1
01/29/2013Pending question ordered
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ594H1
01/29/2013Agreed to by House (61-Y 35-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (61-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Reading waived
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-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 12 minutes.