|Posted:||May 28, 2020 02:25 PM|
|From:||Representative Gary Day|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Congressional Redistricting Standards|
|Protecting the integrity of municipal and county boundaries in the congressional reapportionment process is the goal of this legislation. My proposal acknowledges the priority of population equality in the congressional redistricting process while establishing parameters that will minimize the divisions of counties and municipalities in this process.
Specifically, my legislation proposes to amend the Election Code to constrain the division of municipalities and counties. First, the proposal would create a general rule under which each congressional district is required to have a deviation from the ideal population of zero. Secondly, the bill establishes an exception, as follows:
Introduced as HB2606