Constitutional amendment; apportionment, Virginia Redistricting Commission (voter referendum). (SB236)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject amendments to the Constitution of Virginia establishing the Virginia Redistricting Commission and providing for the reapportionment of the Commonwealth to be done by such Commission. If approved by the voters, the amendments would become effective on November 15, 2020. This bill incorporates SB 358 and SB 974. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101035D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB236)
02/04/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB358 (Cosgrove)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB974 (Hanger)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107754D-S1
02/04/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB236S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107754D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB236S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/02/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Read second time
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily until after completion of Resolutions Regular Calendar
03/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2020Passed House with amendment (83-Y 11-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Passage (83-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB236ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1071 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1071)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB784 and SB358.