Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria for drawing districts. (HB26)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communities of interest. Use of political data or election results is prohibited unless necessary to determine if racial or ethnic minorities can elect candidates of their choice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/17/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100844D
11/17/2015Referred 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:
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB26)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB555 and SB495.