Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created. (HB1793)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redistricting process. Creates a seven-member Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board to prepare and recommend state legislative and congressional redistricting plans for consideration and enactment by the General Assembly. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court designates a special master who is chair. The Governor appoints four members from recommendations (three each) of the majority and minority leaders in each house. The remaining two Board members are appointed by the Governor after considering recommendations of the state party committee chairs of parties with candidates receiving at least 25 percent of the vote in the last gubernatorial election. This bill adopts apportionment standards of federal and state law (currently, population equality, compactness, and contiguity). This bill is patterned in part after the Vermont redistricting process and adapted for Virginia's election schedule and district structure. The bill provides for continuation of the Joint Reapportionment Committee to facilitate development of proposed plans by the Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board and enactment of plans by the General Assembly under Article II, Section 6, of the Constitution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098252440
01/09/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1793)
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/19/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB 1685 by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Privileges and Elections