House Bill 1265
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Redistricting commission. Establishes a redistricting commission (commission) to create, hold hearings on, take public comment about, and recommend plans to redraw general assembly districts and congressional districts. Requires the legislative services agency (agency) to provide staff and administrative services to the commission. Establishes standards to govern the commission and the agency in the creation of redistricting plans. Provides that a person employed by the agency or under contract with the agency may not knowingly or intentionally use political data in the creation or evaluation of a redistricting plan. Provides that a person may not knowingly or intentionally solicit, aid, induce, or cause a person employed by the agency or under a contract with the agency to use political data in the creation or evaluation of a redistricting plan. Provides that violation of these restrictions is a Class D felony. Repeals current law relating to congressional redistricting. Continuously appropriates from the state general fund the amounts necessary to pay the expenses to implement the statute.
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