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HJ 143 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for legislative.

Introduced by: Mark H. Levine | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for legislative and congressional districts; Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission. Provides for the establishment of the Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission (the Commission), a 10-member commission responsible for establishing legislative and congressional districts following a decennial census. A selection committee consisting of five retired judges of a circuit court in Virginia, selected by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the minority leader in the House of Delegates, and the majority and minority leaders in the Senate from a list compiled by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is tasked with adopting a process by which registered Virginia voters may apply to serve on the Commission and selecting from the applicants a list of 22 candidates. The amendment requires five of the candidates to be voters who affiliate with the political party receiving the highest number of votes

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HB 1645 Redistricting; Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Introduced by: Mark H. Levine | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Redistricting; Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Citizens Redistricting Commission (the Commission), a 10-member commission responsible for proposing legislative and congressional districts following a decennial census, to be submitted to and approved by the General Assembly. A selection committee consisting of five retired judges of a circuit court in Virginia, selected by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the minority leader in the House of Delegates, and the majority and minority leaders in the Senate from a list compiled by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is tasked with adopting a process by which registered Virginia voters may apply to serve on the Commission and selecting from the applicants a list of 22 candidates. The bill requires five of the candidates to be voters who affiliate with the political party receiving the highest number of votes for governor at the immediately preceding gubernatorial election, five candidates to be voters who affiliate with the political party receiving the next highest number of votes for governor at the immediately preceding gubernatorial election, and 12 candidates

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SB 975 Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission.

Introduced by: Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission) pursuant to Article II, Sections 6 and 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia. The Commission, tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly, will consist of eight legislative commissioners and eight citizen commissioners. The legislative commissioners consist of four members of the Senate of Virginia and four members of the House of Delegates, with equal representation given to the political parties having the highest and next highest number of members in their respective houses. The citizen commissioners are chosen by a selection committee consisting of five retired judges of the circuit courts of Virginia, from lists submitted to the selection committee by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the leader in the House of Delegates of the political party having the next highest number of members in the House of Delegates, the President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia, and the leader in the Senate of the political party having the next

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SJ 70 Constitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission.

Introduced by: Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission, a 16-member Commission tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly. The Commission consists of eight legislative members and eight citizen members. The legislative members consist of four members of the Senate of Virginia and four members of the House of Delegates, with equal representation given to the political parties having the highest and next highest number of members in their respective houses. The citizen members are selected by a selection committee consisting of five retired judges of the circuit courts of Virginia, from lists submitted to the selection committee by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the leader

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HB 1256 Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Advisory Commission.

Introduced by: Marcia S. "Cia" Price | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Redistricting; Virginia Redistricting Advisory Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Advisory Commission, an 11-person commission tasked with proposing districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly that adhere to certain constitutional and statutory criteria and are based on public input and that will be submitted for consideration and adoption by the General Assembly. Four of the commissioners are to be affiliated with the political party receiving the highest number of votes for Governor at the immediately preceding gubernatorial election, four are to be affiliated with the political party receiving the next highest number of votes for Governor at the immediately preceding gubernatorial election, and three are to be unaffiliated with either of those political parties. The Auditor of Public Accounts is required to adopt an application and process by which residents of the Commonwealth may apply to serve on the Commission. The Auditor also acts as a repository for applications submitted by interested persons and is tasked with screening out applicants who are ineligible or submit

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HB 1255 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.

Introduced by: Marcia S. "Cia" Price | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Standards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including compactness and contiguity, racial and ethnic fairness, protection of the rights of racial and language minorities to participate and elect a preferred candidate, and consideration of existing political boundaries and communities of interest. The bill requires the most recent decennial population figures reported by the United States Bureau of the Census to be used in drawing districts, except that incarcerated persons are to be counted at their

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HB 1254 Redistricting; population data; reallocation of prison populations.

Introduced by: Marcia S. "Cia" Price | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Redistricting; population data; reallocation of prison populations. Provides for the preparation of adjusted population data for redistricting and reapportionment purposes to reflect the reallocation of persons incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities. The bill provides that a person incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility whose legal residence prior to entering custody was located within the Commonwealth will be deemed to reside at such residence, and a person incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility whose legal residence prior to entering custody was located outside of the Commonwealth or whose legal residence prior to entering custody cannot be determined will be deemed to reside at the location of the facility in which he is incarcerated. Under the U.S. Census Bureau's current residence criteria, incarcerated persons are counted at the facility in which they are incarcerated. The bill directs the Division of Legislative Services to prepare the adjusted population data, and the General Assembly and local governing bodies are required to use this data as the basis for reapportioning and drawing new districts. The Director

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SB 740 Election districts; remedying split precincts; technical adjustments permitted.

Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Election districts; remedying split precincts; technical adjustments permitted. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causing legislative district boundaries to coincide with local voting precinct boundaries. Any adjustment shall change districts only to the extent necessary to accomplish this purpose and shall be consistent with the criteria for districts established for the preceding

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SB 717 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria.

Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Standards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including compactness and contiguity, racial and ethnic fairness, protection of the rights of racial and language minorities to participate and elect a preferred candidate

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HB 1055 Virginia Redistricting Commission.

Introduced by: Mark H. Levine | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission (the Commission). The Commission, tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly, will consist of eight legislative commissioners and eight citizen commissioners. The legislative commissioners consist of four members of the Senate of Virginia and four members of the House of Delegates, with equal representation given to the political parties having the highest and next highest number of members in their respective houses. The citizen commissioners are chosen by a selection committee consisting of five retired judges of the circuit courts of Virginia, from lists submitted to the selection committee by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the leader in the House of Delegates of the political party having the next highest number of members in the House of Delegates, the President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia, and the leader

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