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S 3331 - Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission - Key Vote

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Tom Libous voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters to create a non-partisan redistricting committee.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an apportionment commission, instead of the census, to readjust or alter the senate and assembly districts (Sec.1).
  • Prohibits a district from having a population that varies more than 5 percent from the average of population of all districts (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits drawing a district for the purposes of favoring a political party, incumbent legislator or other person or group (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits districts being drawn for the purpose of diluting the voting strength of any language or racial minority group (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that in each year ending in zero and at any other time of court ordered apportionment, an apportionment commission shall be established to prepare a reapportionment plan for the state legislature and shall consist of 5 members of which (Sec. 1):
    • 1 is the temporary president of the senate;
    • 1 is the speaker of the assembly;
    • 1 is the minority leader of the senate;
    • 1 is the minority leader of the assembly; and
    • 1 is selected by the other 4 members and voted in by at least three members.
  • Specifies that any registered voter may file a petition with the court challenging a plan of the commission within the forty-five days of the adoption plan (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission

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