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DIGEST OF HB1601 (Updated April 27, 2011 3:31 pm - DI 84)
Updates date references in the statute establishing general technical provisions relating to legislative redistricting. States legislative policy relating to legal challenges to a redistricting plan. Provides that the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate the legal positions of their respective chambers with regard to a legal challenge to the redistricting plan for their respective chambers. Establishes the 2011 Indiana house of representatives district plan. Establishes the 2011 Indiana senate district plan. Requires the office of census data, not later than July 1, 2011, to file with the election division description information for a precinct established before January 1, 2011. Requires the election division to immediately notify each county executive and county election board (or board of elections and registration) that the filing has occurred. Requires the county executive to submit to the election division, not later than January 1, 2012, additional information for or corrections to the filing, which will become the precinct boundaries for the county, or to notify the election division that the county executive will establish precincts by preparing a new precinct establishment order. Provides that the precinct descriptions filed by the office of census data are the descriptions the county must use for elections conducted after January 1, 2012, if the county executive does not notify the election division otherwise, and prohibits objections to those precinct descriptions. Requires a county executive to correct and file with the election division not later than January 1, 2012, any IEC-8 submitted before January 1, 2011, that contains incorrect information as the result of the 2011 congressional or legislative district plans. Provides that this process does not prohibit a county executive from establishing precincts using a precinct establishment order. Repeals the 2001 house of representatives district plan. Repeals the 2001 senate district plan.