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SB 187 - Limitations on Redistricting - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Limitations on Redistricting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that would require all Montana Senate and House districts to be within a plus or minus one percent relative deviation from the ideal district population calculated using federal census data.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the relative deviation may be exceeded for a district in order to keep subdivisions intact or to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE (CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN BOTH CHAMBERS), AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Limitations on Redistricting

Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE (CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN BOTH CHAMBERS), AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

Sponsors

  • Joe Balyeat (MT - R) (Out Of Office)

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