Redistricting process; new method for preparation of state legislative & congressional plans. (SB427)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redistricting process. Provides a new method for the preparation of state legislative and congressional redistricting plans. The bill specifies standards for developing plans, including population equality, compactness, maintenance of cores of existing districts, and respect for locality boundaries, and precludes consideration of incumbency and political data in developing plans. The bill assigns responsibility to the Division of Legislative Services (the Division) to prepare plans for submission to the General Assembly and establishes a temporary redistricting advisory commission to advise the Division, disseminate information on plans, and hold hearings for public comment on plans. The bill provides that the General Assembly may reject the Division's plans and may ultimately amend the plans. The bill is patterned after the Iowa redistricting process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103529D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB427)
01/16/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)