SJ 231 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission, criteria to redraw certain districts.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria for legislative and congressional districts. Establishes the seven-member Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) to redraw congressional and General Assembly district boundaries after each decennial census. The Commission is directed to certify district plans for the General Assembly within 30 days of receipt of the new census data or by June 1 of the year following the census, whichever occurs later, and for the House of Representatives within 60 days of receipt of the census data or by July 1 of the year following the census, whichever occurs later. The amendment also establishes the standards to govern redistricting plans, which include the current constitutional standards on population equality, compactness, and contiguity and additional standards to minimize splits of localities and to prohibit consideration of incumbency and political data.

Full text:
11/30/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100989D  pdf
01/31/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104950D-S1  pdf
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17104950D-ES1  pdf

Senate amendments

11/30/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100989D
11/30/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/17  Senate: Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/17  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (12-Y 2-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104950D-S1
01/31/17  Senate: Incorporates SJ230 (Sturtevant)
01/31/17  Senate: Incorporates SJ260
01/31/17  Senate: Incorporates SJ269 (Deeds)
01/31/17  Senate: Incorporates SJ280 (Lewis)
02/02/17  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Read second time
02/03/17  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104950D-S1
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/06/17  Senate: Amendment by Senator Hanger agreed to
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SJ231ES1
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17104950D-ES1
02/07/17  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N)
02/09/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/17  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/17  House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/17/17  House: Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N)