Congressional & state legislative districts; standards and criteria to observe in drawing districts. (SB175)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communities of interest. The bill prohibits use of political data or election results unless necessary to determine if racial or ethnic minorities can elect candidates of their choice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102420D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB175)
02/04/2020Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)