Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited. (SJ280)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited. Prohibits electoral districts from being drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of Congress, or potential candidate. The amendment also prohibits the use of political data when drawing electoral districts, except as may be necessary to ensure that racial or ethnic minorities are able to elect a preferred candidate of choice in a district drawn pursuant to the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended. Read the Bill »

Status

01/31/2017: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102725D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2017Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/2017Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ231-Hanger) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)