SB 296 Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a five-member commission to prepare redistricting plans 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. Those five appointees shall appoint the fifth member and chair of 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:
01/12/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101916D  pdf

Status:
01/12/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101916D
01/12/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/10  Senate: Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB173-Deeds) (15-Y 0-N)