Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). (HJ702)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


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. 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 30 days of receipt of the new census data and for the House of Representatives within 60 days of such receipt. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096928428
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2009Referred from Rules
01/20/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Privileges and Elections