Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created. (SB173)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bipartisan Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a seven-member temporary commission to prepare redistricting plans in 2011 and each tenth year thereafter for the House of Delegates, state Senate, and congressional districts. Appointments to the Commission shall be made one each by the four majority and minority party leaders of the House and Senate and by the state chairmen of the two major political parties. Those six appointees shall appoint the seventh member and chairman for the Commission. If they cannot agree, they shall submit the names of the two persons receiving the most votes to the Supreme Court for the Court to select the chairman. 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. It 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101252D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB173)
02/09/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Committee substitute printed 10105188D-S1
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB173S1)
02/12/2010Read second time
02/12/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105188D-S1
02/12/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB173S1
02/15/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2010Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/14/2010Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB638.