SB 173 Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
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Summary as introduced:
Bipartisan Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a seven-member temporary commission to prepare redistricting plans in 2011 and each tenth year thereafter for the House of Delegates, state Senate, and congressional districts. Appointments to the Commission shall be made one each by the four majority and minority party leaders of the House and Senate and by the state chairmen of the two major political parties. Those six appointees shall appoint the seventh member and chairman for the Commission. If they cannot agree, they shall submit the names of the two persons receiving the most votes to the Supreme Court for the Court to select the chairman. The Commission will prepare plans and submit them as bills to the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall then proceed to act on the bills in the usual manner. The bill provides for Commission comments on plans as they change in the legislative process. It also spells out the standards and process to be followed by the Commission in preparing plans, including limitations on the use of political data and opportunities for public comment on the plans.

Full text:
01/11/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101252D  pdf | impact statement
02/09/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105188D-S1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/11/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101252D
01/11/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/10  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/09/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105188D-S1
02/11/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/10  Senate: Read second time
02/12/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/12/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10105188D-S1
02/12/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB173S1
02/15/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/10  House: Read first time
02/17/10  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/10  House: Assigned P & E sub: #2 Elections
03/02/10  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
03/14/10  House: Left in Privileges and Elections