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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Redistricting. Establishes procedures for redistricting Indiana's congressional and legislative districts. Requires the legislative services agency to do the following to prepare for redistricting: (1) Acquire hardware, software, and supplies. (2) Establish an Internet based redistricting portal to assist the public in drawing maps, providing input on the redistricting process, and allowing the upload of their own maps. (3) Arrange with state educational institutions for creation of at least one site in each Indiana congressional district to enable the public to do the same tasks as through the portal. Requires the house and senate committees assigned to redistricting to hold joint Redistricting. Establishes procedures for redistricting Indiana's congressional and legislative districts. Requires the legislative services agency to do the following to prepare for redistricting: (1) Acquire hardware, software, and supplies. (2) Establish an Internet based redistricting portal to assist the public in drawing maps, providing input on the redistricting process, and allowing the upload of their own maps. (3) Arrange with state educational institutions for creation of at least one site in each Indiana congressional district to enable the public to do the same tasks as through the portal. Requires the house and senate committees assigned to redistricting to hold joint hearings in each congressional district to take public input on redistricting and in defining communities of interest. Establishes standards to govern redistricting of Indiana's congressional and legislative districts. Provides that the standards govern any congressional redistricting plan that is established by the congressional redistricting commission. (Under current law, a congressional redistricting commission is formed to establish a congressional district plan for Indiana if the general assembly fails to do so after the first regular session that occurs after the federal decennial census or if a congressional district plan adopted by the general assembly is invalidated.) Makes conforming changes. ... View more