Virtual Regional Budget Hearings will be January 6, 2021; four separate hearings will occur across the state at the same time. See the details below
Comments can be submitted electronically, but if you and/or your members/clients want to speak, you’ll need to sign up electronically on January 5th, the day before the hearing, for the region closest to you/them.  
BIAV will be watching developments with the Governor’s budget and will send out a guidance document with talking points closer to the hearing date.
PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE
GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2020-2022 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS AND SENATE FINANCE AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES OF THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL HOLD VIRTUAL REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 2020-2022 BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET, AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2021
(Hearings begin at 10:00 a.m.)

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Governor’s declared state of emergency, in order to comply with public health guidelines, all public hearings will be held virtually.  There will be four separate virtual hearings with legislators from each region participating as follows: 

Northern Virginia         Western Virginia         Hampton Roads          Central Virginia (Richmond)

Public registration to speak at one of the public hearings will occur on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Please check either of the following websites for more information:

 Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee Website (sfac.virginia.gov)  

House Appropriations Committee Website (hac.virginia.gov)

 Public Hearings will be livestreamed on the Virginia General Assembly Website
https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/membersAndSession.php?secid=1&activesec=0#!hb=1&mainContentTabs=0


The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor’s proposed amendments to the 2020-22 biennial state budget.  Those persons wishing to speak may register to speak the day before each virtual hearing.

Speakers will be taken in the order of registration. Each person may register only one speaker at a time and only sign-up to speak at one of the hearings. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes or less.  Speakers representing groups and organizations should consolidate remarks to reduce duplication.

Those unable to attend the public hearings in person may submit their comments electronically at   https://hodspeak.house.virginia.gov/upcoming_meetings                                                                                          

People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by calling (804) 698-7480.    All requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday December 28, 2020.  Requested arrangements for sign language interpreters, received by December 28th, will be provided via video format.