Biennial appropriation act; Commonwealth's appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered yrs. (SB843)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Biennial appropriation act. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. The bill requires that the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, would not be a part of any biennial appropriation act (i.e., it would be a single-year transitional budget). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/19/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100738D
11/19/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB843)
01/18/2017Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2017Passed by for the day
01/23/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2017Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Appropriations