VA SJR34 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Privileges and Elections
Pending: Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; partisan balance of districts. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, an eight-member commission tasked with establishing the districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly and apportioning the members of the House of Representatives and the members of the Senate and the House of Delegates among the districts, respectively. The districts are to be drawn to reflect the voting patterns of the Commonwealth with, to the extent practicable, half of the districts more favorable than statewide totals to each of the two political parties most often receiving the most votes cast in statewide elections. The bill also provides that redistricting is to happen in 2021 and every 10 years thereafter and at no other time, unless ordered by a court.

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Title

Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission established.

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Roll Calls

2018-01-16 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-11-30SenateLeft in Privileges and Elections
2018-01-16SenateContinued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N)
2018-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2018-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103577D

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