House of Delegates & Senate districts; technical adjustments subsequent to decennial redistricting. (SB1087)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Election districts; requirements for precincts; remedying split precincts. Requires counties, cities, and towns to adjust local election district lines to coincide with congressional or state legislative district lines established by the General Assembly. Precincts are required to be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, House of Delegates district, or local election district, and local governing bodies are directed to establish precinct boundaries immediately after the completion of the General Assembly's decennial redistricting so that each precinct is so wholly contained. The bill provides that if a locality is unable to comply with this requirement it shall apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver to administer a split precinct and the State Board may grant that waiver or direct the locality to create a precinct with fewer than the required number of registered voters, as it deems appropriate. Amends § 24.2-304.1, § 24.2-307, § 24.2-308, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/24/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


12/18/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102401D
12/18/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1087)
01/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2019Committee substitute printed 19104968D-S1
01/15/2019Incorporates SB1051 (Peake)
01/15/2019Incorporates SB1284 (Barker)
01/17/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Read second time
01/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104968D-S1
01/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1087S1
01/21/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1087S1)
02/04/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Committee substitute printed 19107110D-H1
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1087H1)
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107110D-H1
02/19/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1087H1
02/19/2019Passed House with substitute (52-Y 46-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (52-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House insisted on substitute
02/21/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Obenshain, Barker, Vogel
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Cole, O'Quinn, Watts
02/22/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 43-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (54-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1087ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1087ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019

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