Bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission; referendum on creating advisory commission. (SB158)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission. Provides for a statewide referendum on the question of whether a bipartisan advisory commission should be created to propose redistricting plans for the House of Delegates, state Senate, and congressional districts. The referendum would be held at the November 2014 statewide election, and the results would be advisory only. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100258D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2014Reported from Rules (14-Y 2-N)
02/03/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2014Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB158)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2014Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/27/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


ACLU-VA Voting Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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