SJ 290 Constitutional amendment; criteria for electoral districts (first reference).
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Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contiguous and compact territory, (ii) to be drawn utilizing existing political boundaries, and (iii) to be as nearly equal in population as is practicable but with variations in the size of districts permitted in order to comply with other reapportionment criteria. The amendment prohibits electoral districts being drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of Congress, or other individual or entity. The amendment authorizes the General Assembly to provide additional standards, definitions, or guidance in order to facilitate the objective interpretation and application of such criteria.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102386D  pdf

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102386D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/17  Senate: Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/17  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 2-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/06/17  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate (31-Y 9-N)
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/17  House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/17/17  House: Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 7-N)