Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). (HJ181)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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 thirty days of receipt of the new census data and for the House of Representatives within sixty days of such receipt. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081102428
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections