Redistricting; GIS maps required, review by the Department of Elections. (HB2760)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of the boundaries, to the local electoral board, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Department of Elections, and the Division of Legislative Services when redistricting local election districts or making any changes to the local election districts or precincts. If a county, city, or town does not have GIS capabilities, the locality may request the Department of Elections to create a GIS map on its behalf and the Department of Elections shall create such a map. The bill requires the Department to review any ordinance and GIS map received and compare the boundaries contained within with the information in the voter registration system to ensure voters have been assigned to the correct districts and to notify localities of any corrections that may be necessary. The Department is further required to maintain and make available on its official website maps showing the current election district and precinct boundaries of each county and city. This bill is identical to SB 1018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104650D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2019Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2760)
01/31/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/01/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2760E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19104650D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2760E)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2019Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107305D-S1
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Floor amendment by Senator Peake ruled out of order
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2019Committee substitute rejected 19107305D-S1
02/20/2019Amendment by Senator Peake ruled out of order
02/20/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2760ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2760ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 777 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 777 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)