Election districts & redistricting; locality permitted to exclude from census correctional facility. (HB1339)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local election districts and redistricting. Permits any county, city, or town governing body to exclude from the census population used in decennial redistricting the adult inmate populations of federal, state, or regional adult correctional facilities located in the localities. Current law allows the exclusion of such inmate populations only if they exceed 12 percent of the ideal population of a local election district. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100627D
11/20/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1339)
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Elections Subcommittee
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/18/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1339ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1339ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 483 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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