2017 Bills

January 17, 2017

(Click on bill number to see more information about it)
SJ = Senate Joint Resolution
SB = Senate Bill
HJ = House Joint Resolution
HB = House Bill

SJ 290
Patron – Janet Howell and Jill Vogel
Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly.
Talking Points – SJ 290

SJ 231
Patron – Emmett Hanger
Constitutional amendment; Virginia Redistricting Commission; criteria to redraw certain districts.

Independent Commission Bill Talking Points
These are the generic talking points for OneVirginia2021’s favorite type of independent commission. The specifics (number of members/make up of the commission) in this document may be wrong for different bills. BUT the overall concept of why an independent commission is good in these talking points works for all independent commission bills.

SB 846
Patron – Louise Lucas
Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission; criteria for remedial redistricting plans.

HJ 763
Patron: Del. Steven Landes (R)
Prohibits any electoral district from being drawn in order to favor or disfavor any political party, incumbent legislator, member of Congress, or other individual or entity.
Talking Points – HJ 763


HJ 696
Patron – Marcia Price
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; certain prohibitions for electoral districts; scope of legislative privilege

HB 2160
Patron – Sam Rasoul
Virginia Interim Redistricting Commission, criteria for remedial redistricting plan if we face court ordered redistricting before 2021. (Same as SB 846)

HB 2280
Patron – Jeion Ward
Voter referendum; independent redistricting commission.

HJ 581
Patron – Rip Sullivan
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts.

HJ 628
Patron – Ken Plum
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission (Same as SJ 269-Deeds))

SB 1133
Patron – Monty Mason
Status – Senate P&E Committee
Provide for a statewide referendum relating to the establishment of an independent redistrticting commission in Virginia.

SB 1206
Patron – Lynwood Lewis
Establishes a criteria and a process for the development of Congressional and legislative districts. Based on Iowa model.

SJ 230 (Combined into SJ 231)
Patron – Glen Sturtevant
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission.

SJ 269 (Combined into SJ 231)
Patron – Creigh Deeds
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Redistricting Commission. (Same as HJ 628)