Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). (HJ70)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

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
01/04/2008Committee
01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087615684
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections