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SB 59 Congressional and state legislative districts; standards and criteria for drawing districts.

Introduced by: Janet D. Howell | Jill Holtzman Vogel | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)

Congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria for the General Assembly to observe in drawing districts, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compactness, and communities of interest. Use of political data or election results is prohibited unless necessary to determine if racial or ethnic minorities are able to elect candidates of their choice. This bill incorporates SB 495.


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