Congressional & legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries of counties & cities. (SB1102)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Congressional and legislative district boundaries; alignment with boundaries of counties and cities; review of a voter's registration. Provides that, for purposes of congressional, Senate, and House of Delegates districts, if a boundary of such a district virtually coincides with the boundary between two or more localities, the boundary of the congressional district shall conform to the boundary between the localities that has been (i) agreed upon by those localities, (ii) adopted in ordinances by those localities, and (iii) reported by those localities to the United States Bureau of the Census. The bill requires the State Board of Elections to review any change of boundary to determine whether there is evidence that the change was made with fraudulent intent, and if it appears there was fraudulent intent, to refer the matter to a circuit court to approve or deny the change. If two or more localities sharing a boundary cannot agree on the true boundary line between them, the boundary shall be that which was in existence on April 1, 2011, and was reported by the United States Bureau of the Census in the 2010 Census reports provided pursuant to United States Public Law 94-171. The bill provides a process by which a voter who believes he has been incorrectly assigned to an election district or precinct may request and have his assignment reviewed by the general registrar and, if necessary, the governing body of the county or city. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101188D
12/21/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1102)
01/22/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Committee substitute printed 19105257D-S1
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105257D-S1
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1102S1
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 Privileges and Elections
02/04/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1102S1)
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/15/2019Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)