Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria. (SB740)

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. This bill was incorporated into SB 106. Read the Bill »


01/16/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101091D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB740)
01/16/2018Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB106-Suetterlein) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB718.