Virginia Independent Redistricting Review Commission; established. (SB323)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Independent Redistricting Review Commission; split precincts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Independent Redistricting Review Commission for the purpose of reviewing redistricting plans adopted by the General Assembly to ensure that precincts are wholly contained within election districts at every level. A plan containing any precinct that is split among two or more election districts requires the approval of the Commission for its enactment. The bill requires that when reviewing such a plan, the Commission determine whether the precinct was split in an effort to ensure that the population of each district is as nearly equal to the population of every other district as practicable and whether population equality of the districts can be achieved to the extent necessary without splitting the precinct. Read the Bill »


01/30/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100061D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB323)
01/30/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)