SB 1206 Redistricting process.
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Summary as introduced:
Redistricting process. Provides a new method for the preparation of state legislative and congressional redistricting plans. The bill spells out standards for developing plans, including population equality, compactness, maintenance of cores of existing districts, and respect for locality boundaries; precludes consideration of incumbency and political data in developing plans; assigns responsibility to the Division of Legislative Services (the Division) to prepare plans for submission to the General Assembly; and establishes a temporary redistricting advisory commission to advise the Division, disseminate information on plans, and hold hearings for public reaction to plans. The bill provides that the General Assembly may reject the Division's plans and may ultimately amend the plans. This bill is patterned after the Iowa redistricting process.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103776D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103776D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (7-Y 7-N)