DE SB27 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-12 - Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Executive Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that repeals the provisions regarding legislative districts that were found unconstitutional in the 1960s by the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Sections 2 and 2A of Article II of the Delaware Constitution are unconstitutional because these sections do not apportion seats in the General Assembly so that each vote is equal. This constitutional amendment also repeals § 2B of Article II of the Delaware Constitution because the only purpose of § 2B is to clarify that § 2A of Article II does not impact how delegates are elected to a Constitutional Convention under § 2 of Article II.

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An Act Proposing An Amendment To Article Ii Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To The Composition Of The House And Senate.



2021-01-12 Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

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