Constitutional amendment; Redistricting Commission, establishment thereof (first reference). (HJ560)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendments (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes a 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
10/19/2006Committee
10/19/2006Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/10/07 075508508
10/19/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075508508
10/19/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections