Congressional and state legislative districts. (SB495)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


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 »


01/26/2016: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100929D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB495)
01/26/2016Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB59-Howell) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB26 and HB555.


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