Congressional and state legislative districts. (HB555)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)

Progress

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

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/10/2016 Committee
  • 01/10/2016 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101095D
  • 01/10/2016 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/14/2016 Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Elections
  • 01/14/2016 Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee Elections
  • 01/14/2016 Assigned P & E sub:
  • 01/19/2016 Impact statement from DPB (HB555)
  • 02/02/2016 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/16/2016 Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB26 and SB495.