WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2705
By Delegates Doyle, S. Brown and Evans
[Introduced January 28, 2019;
to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then then Judiciary. ]
A BILL to amend and reenact §1-2-2c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the redistricting of the Senate into 16 two-member senatorial districts and redistricting the House into 96 single member districts; how future house districts are to be drawn; and, that the redistricting is to begin in 2020 based on the 2010 census.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATION.
(a) Upon the reapportionment and redistricting of the
Legislature following the United States Census in 2020 and in each subsequent
reapportionment and redistricting, the House of Delegates shall be composed of
hundred 96 single member districts and the Senate shall be composed of
16 two member districts, with apportionment to meet constitutional
(b) Each Senate district shall contain six House of Delegates districts. Every 10 years the House of Delegates and the Senate shall alternate or switch the priority as to which house is the first to reapportion its districts.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create 16 two-member senatorial districts and 96 single-member delegate districts based on the 2010 census and implemented during the 2020 elections.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.