Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). (HJ719)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), and Del. Katherine Waddell (I-Richmond)


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. Starting in 2010 and every 10 years thereafter, the Virginia Supreme Court chooses four members of the five-member commission from lists of three nominees from each of the two political parties having the highest and next-highest membership in the General Assembly; these four select a fifth member who is chairman. The Commission is directed to create an efficient system of representation based on standards that include the current Constitution's standards on population equality, compactness, and contiguity, and additional standards to minimize splits of localities. Commissioners cannot have held public or political party office in the preceding five years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078891424
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.)