Advisory Redistricting Commission; created, report. (HB339)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Advisory Redistricting Commission. Creates an advisory commission to draw plans to redistrict General Assembly and congressional districts in the year 2011 and every 10th year thereafter. The General Assembly has the power to adopt or amend commission plans. The bill spells out the standards to be followed by the commission in drawing plans and provides for the expiration of the commission following enactment of the decennial redistricting plans. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/04/2008Committee
01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087779684
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/12/2008Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Here's the video of the P&E subcommittee killing the bill without a recorded vote:

It appears that Dels. John O'Bannon, Chris Jones, Terrie Suit, and Rob Bell voted to kill the bill, and Del. Bob Brink and Del. Rosalyn Dance voted against killing it.