Redistricting; criteria for remedial plans. (SB978)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Establishes criteria for remedial redistricting plans. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105598D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB978)
01/30/2018Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Sue M writes:

This bill lays out some solid criteria for redistricting that would end political gerrymandering and make districts more sensible. It would be invoked only if districts need to be redrawn as a court-ordered remedy, so it could serve as a test run before the longer process of defining such criteria in a constitutional amendment.