With single vote, House subcommittee kills more than 20 proposed Va. constitutional amendments

January 31, 2017

News & Advance
By Alex Rohr

A House of Delegates subcommittee killed more than 20 proposed amendments to the Virginia constitution in a single vote before 9 a.m. Monday, including those related to redistricting reform and restoring felons’ rights. After voting to pass resolutions on three constitutional amendments, the subcommittee lumped the rest together, including proposals brought by Republicans and Democrats. Despite protests from Democrats urging individual votes, the majority grouped the resolutions together and killed them on one 4-to-3 vote.