Redistricting process; preparation and standards. (SB672)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redistricting process. Provides a new method for the preparation of state legislative and congressional redistricting plans; spells out standards for developing plans, including population equality, compactness, maintenance of cores of existing districts, and respect for locality boundaries; precludes consideration of incumbency and political data in developing plans; assigns responsibility to the Division of Legislative Services to prepare plans for submission to the General Assembly; and establishes a temporary redistricting advisory commission to advise the Division, disseminate information on plans, and hold hearings for public reaction to plans. The General Assembly may reject the Division's plans and may ultimately amend the plans. This bill is patterned after the Iowa redistricting process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104152D
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB672)
02/02/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)