SB 446 Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Bipartisan Redistricting Commission created.  Establishes a seven-member temporary commission to prepare redistricting plans in each year ending in one 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 of Virginia 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.  The bill incorporates SB 189.

Full text:
01/11/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101041D  pdf
01/17/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104343D-S1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/11/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101041D
01/11/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/12  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/17/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12104343D-S1
01/18/12  Senate: Incorporates SB189
01/19/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/20/12  Senate: Read second time
01/20/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/20/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12104343D-S1
01/20/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB446S1
01/23/12  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/12  House: Read first time
02/13/12  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/13/12  House: Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
02/27/12  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
03/10/12  House: Left in Privileges and Elections