SB 1410 Congressional and state legislative districts; compactness standard.
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Summary as introduced:
Congressional and state legislative districts; compactness standard. Requires congressional and state legislative districts to be composed of compact territory, meaning districts are not to be oddly shaped or have irregular or contorted boundaries, unless justified because the district adheres to political subdivision lines. Fingers or tendrils extending from a district core are to be avoided, as are thin and elongated districts and districts with multiple core populations connected by thin strips of land or water. The bill requires the General Assembly to employ one or more standard numerical measures of individual and average district compactness to provide an objective assessment of a districting plan's compactness, both statewide and district by district.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100427D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100427D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/31/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 8-N)