WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE
2021 THIRD EXTRAORDINARY session
House Bill 302
By Delegate Howell
[Originating in the House Redistricting Committee, October 12, 2021.]
A BILL to amend §1-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reapportionment of the counties of this state into congressional districts following the 2020 decennial census.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
§1-2-3. Congressional districts.
The number of members to which the state is entitled in
the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States are
apportioned among the counties of the state, arranged into
congressional districts, numbered as follows:
Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer,
Grant, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Ohio,
Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood.
DISTRICT 1 TOTAL 896,067
Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay,
Hampshire, Hardy, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Morgan, Pendleton,
Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur and Wirt.
DISTRICT 2 TOTAL 897,649
Third District: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier,
Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas,
Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to reapportion and assign the counties of this state into congressional districts to adjust for population as determined by the 2020 decennial census.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.