Congressional and state legislative districts. (SB878)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


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. The bill prohibits use of political data or election results unless necessary to determine if racial or ethnic minorities can elect candidates of their choice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101113D
12/16/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/28/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB878)
01/31/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)