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HJ 205 Constitutional amendment; congressional and legislative districts.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); congressional and legislative districts; Virginia Redistricting Commission. Establishes the Virginia Redistricting Commission for the purpose of drawing and submitting to the General Assembly plans for the congressional and legislative districts. The General Assembly may not amend such plans and if the General Assembly does not pass a plan drawn by the Commission, the districts are to be drawn by the courts. The Executive Director of the Division of Legislative Services is tasked with selecting the members of the Commission, who shall be full-time employees of the Division of Legislative Services or contractual employees. Members shall include a demographer, a cartographer, an applied mathematician, a computer scientist, and a lawyer or legal expert specializing in election and redistricting law.


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