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House Bill 1776


House Bill 1776

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB 1776 (Updated April 29, 2001 9:25 PM - DI 75)


Legislative redistricting. Establishes legislative districts for the house of representatives and the senate. Repeals current legislative districts and the requirement that Indiana be divided into 99 house of representatives districts with respect to elections held after November 4, 2002. Establishes the office of census data in the legislative services agency. Requires the office to: (1) provide advice in defining the boundaries of census blocks in Indiana; (2) assist in coordinating the state's efforts to obtain an accurate population count in each federal decennial census; (3) perform other duties relating to Indiana's participation in the decennial census; (4) provide assistance in the preparation and organization of decennial census data for use in congressional and state legislative redistricting; (5) work with political subdivisions following each decennial census to provide information and assistance concerning special censuses, special tabulations, and corrected population counts; (6) work with the election division, state agencies, and political subdivisions to maintain accurate information concerning the boundaries of precincts and political subdivisions; (7) provide technical assistance to counties, the election commission, and the election division to comply with Indiana law concerning precinct establishment; (8) maintain a geographic information system (GIS) that contains the boundaries of all precincts, legislative districts, and congressional districts; and (9) perform other census and mapping research as determined by the executive director of the legislative services agency or as required by the legislative council. Requires the election division to provide the office with certain information relating to precinct boundaries and election returns. Requires the election division and the office to cooperate to resolve any errors found in the GIS.
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