SJ 280 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited.
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Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; political considerations prohibited. Prohibits electoral districts from being drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of Congress, or potential candidate. The amendment also prohibits the use of political data when drawing electoral districts, except as may be necessary to ensure that racial or ethnic minorities are able to elect a preferred candidate of choice in a district drawn pursuant to the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102725D  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102725D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/17  Senate: Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/17  Senate: Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ231-Hanger) (14-Y 0-N)