Redistricting; GIS maps required, review by the Department of Elections. (SB1018)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of the boundaries, to the local electoral board, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Department of Elections, and the Division of Legislative Services when redistricting local election districts or making any changes to the local election districts or precincts. If a county, city, or town does not have GIS capabilities, the locality may request the Department of Elections to create a GIS map on its behalf and the Department of Elections shall create such a map. The bill requires the Department to review any ordinance and GIS map received and compare the boundaries contained within with the information in the voter registration system to ensure voters have been assigned to the correct districts and to notify localities of any corrections that may be necessary. The Department is further required to maintain and make available on its official website maps showing the current election district and precinct boundaries of each county and city. This bill is identical to HB 2760. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/22/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100071D
08/22/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1018)
01/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1018E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19100071D-E
01/28/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Placed on Calendar
01/30/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1018E)
02/11/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106690D-H1
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1018H1)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106690D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1018H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Title replaced 19106690D-H1
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1018ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1018ER)
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 778 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 778 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)