Budget Bill. (HB29)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Budget Bill. Amends Chapter 836 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/28/2018: Passed the Senate


12/18/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101936D
12/18/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2018Budget amendments available
02/18/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Read first time
02/21/2018Motion for Special and Continuing Order (89-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (89-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Passed by for the day
02/22/2018Motion to pass by Amendment to Item 442 #1h by Delegate Boysko agreed to (51-Y 48-N)
02/22/2018Motion to pass by floor amendment to Item 442 #1h by Delegate Boysko agreed to (51-Y 48-N)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/22/2018Uncontested committee amendments agreed to (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item 306 #1h agreed to (75-Y 25-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item 306 #2h agreed to (69-Y 31-N)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item 310 #1h agreed to (68-Y 31-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (68-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item 476 #1h agreed to (58-Y 40-N 1-A)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 40-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item C-14.50 #1h agreed to (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Contested committee amendment Item 3-5.20 #1h agreed to (69-Y 31-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Motion to pass by amendment offered by Delegate Boysko Item 442 #1h agreed to (51-Y 48-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: PASS BY (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: AGREE TO (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Passed House (69-Y 31-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (69-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/23/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/27/2018Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/28/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/28/2018Passed Senate with amendments (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Passed Senate with amendments (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Senate amendments rejected by House (14-Y 81-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: REJECTED (14-Y 81-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Senate requested conference committee
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018House acceded to request
02/28/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2018Senators: Norment, Hanger, Saslaw, Howell, Newman, Ruff, Wagner
02/28/2018Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2018Delegates: Jones, S.C., Peace, Knight, Garrett, Torian, Sickles
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

the previous governor that the burden of enhancing the number of folks that are covered under medicaid as we continue to transform our medicaid system, that that burden will not be borne directly on the backs of virginians, specifically. The hospitals have said loud and clear they will benefit from having more medicaid covered lives. We've heard from all of our hospitals that the super out losers in the emergency rooms, the folks uninsured, are their greatest burden. They stand to benefit directly from having medicaid covered lives and that's been a vote that's been vocalized quite frankly from them. I would also remind the body. we've already crossed this rue rubicon. They pay $350 for having a license in the state of virginia.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB29.