Constitutional amendments; establishing Redestricting Commission (first reference). (HJ2)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendments (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission.  Establishes 13-member Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw Congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. Provides procedure for appointment of Commission members and standards to govern redistricting plans including the current Constitution's standards on population equality, compactness, and contiguity and additional standards to minimize splits of localities and to prohibit consideration of incumbency and political data.  The amendments also provide for 40 senators and 100 delegates rather than the present ranges of 33 to 40 senators and 90 to 100 delegates. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/28/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063181508
11/28/2005Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ715.