Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria. (HB1996)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, compactness and contiguity, racial and ethnic fairness, protection of racial and language minorities to participate and elect a preferred candidate, and respect for existing political boundaries and communities of interest. The bill prohibits the use of political data when drawing districts. There is a delayed effective date of April 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102235D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1996)
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1327.