WV HB2445 | 2020 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB2445


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-01-08 - To House Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to provide for the Redistricting Office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during census years. The main task of the Redistricting Office is to propose a plan to the Legislature which is based on constitutional and legal requirements and considerations. The bill provides specific criteria that the redistricting office must observe in proposing district mappings. The bill requires the redistricting office to advertise a proposed draft map of districts to the public. The bill requires the redistricting office to recommend redistricting plan to the Legislature. The bill requires the full Legislature to vote on plan ratification. The bill provides for subsequent submissions of plans and vote by Legislature. The bill requires that the commission certify to the Secretary of State that its final proposal for district boundaries is in accordance with constitutional and legal requirements. The bill prohibits certain persons from influencing or attempting to influence district mapping proposals of the redistricting office.

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Creating the Independent Redistricting Commission of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance



2020-01-08HouseTo House Judiciary
2020-01-08HouseIntroduced in House
2020-01-08HouseTo Judiciary then Finance
2020-01-08HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB2445 (Carry Over) 2019-01-16 - To House Judiciary


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