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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

By |2020-01-15T17:08:27-05:00January 15th, 2020|Redistricting, VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 70 Constitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission.

HJ 113 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage as "only a union between one man and one woman"; (ii) prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage"; and (iii) prohibits the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions from creating

By |2020-01-08T18:15:55-05:00January 8th, 2020|VA Constitution|Comments Off on HJ 113 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage.

SB 446 Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); personal property tax exemption; veteran.

Introduced by: Bryce E. Reeves | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle owned by a veteran who is disabled. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject a personal property tax exemption for a motor vehicle that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the armed forces of the United States or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability.

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HJ 71 Constitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission.

Introduced by: Schuyler T. VanValkenburg | 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

By |2020-01-07T17:29:01-05:00January 7th, 2020|Redistricting, VA Constitution|Comments Off on HJ 71 Constitutional amendment (second resolution); apportionment; Virginia Redistricting Commission.

SJ 29 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Changes the method of election for the Governor, and by reference, the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in a majority of each of the congressional districts shall be declared elected. Under current law, the person receiving the highest number of votes statewide is declared elected

By |2020-01-07T17:13:36-05:00January 7th, 2020|Elections, VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 29 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor.

HJ 34 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission (first reference).

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole | 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 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 highest number of members in the Senate. The Commission is required to submit to the General Assembly plans of districts for the Senate and the House of Delegates of the General Assembly no later than 45 days following the receipt of census data and plans of districts for the United States House of Representatives no later than 60 days following the receipt of census data, or July 1 of that year, whichever occurs later. The measure requires certain vote thresholds for plans, depending on the type of district, in order to be submitted to the General Assembly. No amendments may be made to a plan by the General Assembly, and any plan approved by the General Assembly becomes law without the signature of the Governor. The measure requires additional plans to be submitted, or additional time to be given to submit a plan, in certain circumstances, and further provides that districts will be drawn by the Supreme Court of Virginia if such efforts fail.

By |2020-01-05T12:31:39-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Redistricting, VA Constitution|Comments Off on HJ 34 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission (first reference).

SJ 19 Constitutional amendment; political reform (first reference).

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); political reform. Prohibits the establishment of electoral districts that intentionally or unduly favor or disfavor any political party and requires the General Assembly to regulate the role of money in elections and governance to ensure transparency, to prevent corruption, and to protect against the buying of access to or influence over elected officials.

By |2020-01-05T12:49:06-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Redistricting, Tier #4, VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 19 Constitutional amendment; political reform (first reference).

SJ 18 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission (first reference).

Introduced by: George L. Barker | 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

By |2020-01-05T12:49:30-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Redistricting, VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 18 Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission (first reference).

SJ 16 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both consecutive and nonconsecutive terms. Service for a partial term does not preclude serving the allowed number of full terms. The limits apply to terms of service beginning on and after the start of the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

By |2019-12-31T13:55:41-05:00December 31st, 2019|VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 16 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits.

SJ 14 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters; restoration of civil rights.

Introduced by: R. Creigh Deeds | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters; restoration of civil rights by general law. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by general law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of a felony. The present Constitution provides for restoration of rights by the Governor, and the amendment

By |2019-12-31T13:52:26-05:00December 31st, 2019|VA Constitution|Comments Off on SJ 14 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of voters; restoration of civil rights.