Redistricting; population data, reallocation of prison populations. (HB1254)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Redistricting; population data; reallocation of prison populations. Provides for the preparation of adjusted population data for redistricting and reapportionment purposes to reflect the reallocation of persons incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities. The bill provides that a person incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility whose legal residence prior to entering custody was located within the Commonwealth will be deemed to reside at such residence, and a person incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility whose legal residence prior to entering custody was located outside of the Commonwealth or whose legal residence prior to entering custody cannot be determined will be deemed to reside at the location of the facility in which he is incarcerated. Under the U.S. Census Bureau's current residence criteria, incarcerated persons are counted at the facility in which they are incarcerated. The bill directs the Division of Legislative Services to prepare the adjusted population data, and the General Assembly and local governing bodies are required to use this data as the basis for reapportioning and drawing new districts. The Director of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Corrections are required to provide to the Division certain information about each person incarcerated who was incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility on the day the decennial census is taken, April 1 of a year ending in zero, for these purposes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100640D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Assigned P & E sub: Gubernatorial Appointments
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1254)
01/29/2020Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/05/2020Assigned P & E sub: Redistricting
02/06/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Privileges and Elections

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