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HJ 696 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; certain prohibitions.

Introduced by: Marcia S. "Cia" Price | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; certain prohibitions for electoral districts; scope of legislative privilege. Prohibits electoral districts from being drawn for the purpose of (i) favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of Congress, or potential candidate or (ii) restricting or denying the ability of any racial or language minority to participate in the political process and elect a preferred candidate of choice. The amendment further provides that the scope of legislative privilege does not extend to communications and documents prepared by a member of the General Assembly or the staff or constituent of a member of the General Assembly in the course of reapportionment and that such communications and documents shall be public records.


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