Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created. (HJ639)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment of legislative districts; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created. Provides for a temporary Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to prepare redistricting plans in 2021 and each tenth year thereafter for the House of Delegates, Senate of Virginia, and congressional districts. The Commission shall consist of seven members appointed by majority vote of the Supreme Court of Virginia from a list of retired judges who have indicated their willingness to serve on the Commission. The resolution sets out the standards by which the Commission is required to draw district lines and the procedure for doing so. The resolution requires the Commission to submit the plan to the General Assembly as a bill and to review and make recommendations on any amendments made by the General Assembly or the Governor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101837D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4
02/05/2019Left in Privileges and Elections