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Senate Bill 0289


Senate Bill 0289

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Redistricting commission. Establishes a redistricting 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 to provide staff and administrative services to the commission. Establishes standards to govern the commission and the legislative services agency in the creation of redistricting plans. Requires the general assembly to meet and to enact redistricting plans for general assembly districts before October 1 of a redistricting year. Provides that the commission's plan for congressional districts becomes the congressional district plan when adopted by the commission unless the general assembly enacts a different plan by law. Authorizes the general assembly to convene in a session to act on redistricting bills at times other than the general assembly is currently authorized to meet. Repeals the current law relating to congressional redistricting. Makes an appropriation.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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