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Virginia bill seeking transparency in redistricting commission killed

General Assembly adjourns after passing several new laws
Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 13:16:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Senate killed a House proposal to expand access to the Commonwealth’s new redistricting commission and help make the process more transparent and democratic.

House Bill 2082, patroned by Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, would have required the redistricting commission meetings to be advertised and accessible to the public.

The commission will draw the Commonwealth’s electoral districts every 10 years.

The General Assembly previously drew the districts.

The bill was passed by indefinitely in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee after passing the House with a 55-41 vote.