House of Delegates and Senate districts; General Assembly authorized to make technical adjustments. (HB1409)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), and Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


House of Delegates and Senate district boundaries. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative districts subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causing legislative district boundaries to coincide with local voting precincts. Any adjustment shall change districts only to the extent necessary to accomplish this purpose and shall be consistent with the criteria for districts established for the preceding decennial redistricting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


09/30/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100433D
09/30/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/10/2017Assigned P & E sub: Elections
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1409)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Motion to pass by amendment by Delegate Toscano agreed to (62-Y 33-N)
02/06/2017VOTE: PASS BY (62-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Engrossed by House
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (62-Y 33-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed by for the day
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/20/2017Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
02/21/2017Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 32 seconds.


Kelly writes:

Can someone explain to me if this is a legit bill or an attempt to gerrymander districts to benefit republicans?