Virginia Redistricting Commission; transparency in redistricting process. (HB2082)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Redistricting Commission; transparency in redistricting process. Requires meetings and hearings of the Virginia Redistricting Commission to be livestreamed, whether held virtually or in person, and to allow for public comment. Meetings and hearings that are held in person are required to be conducted in different regions of the Commonwealth, including the Northern Virginia region, the Central Virginia region, the Hampton Roads region, the Southside region, and the Southwest region. An additional public hearing is required to be held in the event that the initial plan for districts submitted by the Commission is rejected by the General Assembly. If adjustments are made to a proposed plan at any stage in response to public comment, the adjusted proposed plan is required to be published on the Commission's website. The bill requires all meetings and hearings of the Supreme Court of Virginia regarding the establishment of districts to be open to the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102783D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Assigned P & E sub: Voting Rights
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2082)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104053D-H1
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104053D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2082H1
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2082H1)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 41-N 4-A)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 41-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 6-N 2-A) (see vote tally)