Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria. (SB1327)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Status

01/07/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102236D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1327)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1996.

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