Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission. (HB247)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voter referendum; independent 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, Senate of Virginia, 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 on the ballot at the next general election at which a proposed constitutional amendment or statewide referendum is being submitted to the voters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101351D
12/30/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Elections
01/14/2016Assigned P & E sub:
01/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB247)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Privileges and Elections


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