Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission established. (SJ79)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. The Commission is directed to certify district plans for the General Assembly within 30 days of receipt of the new census data or by June 1 of the year following the census, whichever is later, and for the House of Representatives within 60 days of receipt of the census data or by July 1 of the year following the census, whichever is later. The amendment also establishes the standards to govern redistricting plans, which include the current constitutional standards on population equality, compactness, and contiguity and additional standards to minimize splits of localities and to prohibit consideration of incumbency and political data. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100928D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2016Continued to 2017 in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

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