Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). (HJ718)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission.  Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. Appointments to the 11-member Commission are to be made in the census year by the most recently retired Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. Appointments are to be made to represent each congressional district. Persons to be appointed to the Commission shall be retired justices or judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or circuit courts. The Commission is directed to certify district plans for the General Assembly within one month of receipt of the new census data and for the House of Representatives within three months. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073357224
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Here's the video of this bill's hearing, at which it was killed. (Three other bills are also considered within this montage.)