Bipartisan Va. Redistricting Commission; statewide advisory referendum relating to establishing. (SB824)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission. Provides for a statewide referendum on the question of whether the General Assembly should adopt a resolution to propose an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia that would establish an independent redistricting commission to create and propose redistricting plans for House of Delegates, state Senate, and congressional districts. The results would be advisory only and are intended only to demonstrate the preference of the citizens of the Commonwealth on the manner in which electoral districts are created. The referendum would be held at the November 2015 general election. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101029D
01/05/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB824)
01/20/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2015Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2015Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Privileges and Elections


Matthew Gallelli writes:

Let the people decide! An advisory commission will show fair reapportionment. Then the voters can compare that to the gerrymandering done by politicians, and act accordingly.