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SB 22 - Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission - Key Vote

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Earl Wentworth voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (16-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that that establishes the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission, with sole authority to create or modify plans for Congressional districts.

Highlights:
  • Requires the 9 members of the Commission to be selected according to the following (Sec. 1):
    • 2 individuals appointed by a majority vote of the members belonging to the majority party in the Texas House of Representatives;
    • 2 individuals appointed by a majority vote of the members belonging to the minority party in the Texas House of Representatives;
    • 2 individuals appointed by a majority vote of the members belonging to the majority party in the Texas Senate;
    • 2 individuals appointed by a majority vote of the members belonging to the minority party in the Texas Senate; and
    • 1 individual to serve as a nonvoting member and presiding officer of the Commission, appointed by a vote of at least 5 of the other members of the Commission.
  • Prohibits individuals from serving on the Commission if they, within the previous 2 years, have held an elective public office or have held an office in a political party (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits members of the Commission from being a candidate for elective public office and from actively participating in or contributing to a political campaign of a candidate for state or federal elective office (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishing the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission

Sponsors

  • Earl Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wentworth (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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