Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission Act; created. (HB179)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a seven-member temporary commission to prepare redistricting plans in 2011 and each 10th year thereafter for the House of Delegates, state Senate, and congressional districts. Appointments to the Commission shall be made by majority vote of the Supreme Court among retired judges who have indicated their willingness to serve on the Commission. The Commission will prepare plans and submit them as bills to the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall then proceed to act on the bills in the usual manner. The bill provides for Commission comments on plans as they change in the legislative process. The bill also spells out the standards and process to be followed by the Commission in preparing plans, including limitations on the use of political data and opportunities for public comment on the plans. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103297D
01/07/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB323-Plum)
02/16/2010Left in Privileges and Elections


Roberta Littlefield writes:

Let's improve, in any way we can do so, on the current system. Non partisan is the answer to the extent it is possible.