IN SB0087 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-16 - Senator Stoops added as coauthor
Pending: Senate Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Redistricting standards. Establishes redistricting standards for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides that the initial proposed plans for congressional and state legislative districts must comply with the redistricting standards. Allows the general assembly, during the process by which the initial proposed plans become effective by being enacted as a law, to consider and adopt modifications to the initial proposed plans that deviate from the redistricting standards as long as the reason or reasons for each deviation are publicly explained and documented. Provides that as much as feasibly possible no district may be created so as to unduly favor any person or political party. Provides that the general assembly shall: (1) take all steps necessary to ensure that the procedures are in place to provide the public with redistricting data and computer software for drawing maps; and (2) create a process for the public to submit maps to the general assembly for consideration.

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Title

Redistricting standards.

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-01-16SenateSenator Stoops added as coauthor
2020-01-06SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Elections
2020-01-06SenateAuthored by Senator Taylor G

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