Virginia Redistricting Commission; created. (SB932)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a five-member commission to prepare redistricting plans 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. Those four appointees shall appoint the fifth member and chair of the Commission. If they cannot agree by a majority of at least three members, 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. 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. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/11 11102413D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
01/25/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2011Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/10/2011Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/22/2011Left in Privileges and Elections