State Profile Summary


State

Congressional Districts

Legislative Districts

House Districts Nested within Senate Districts

Redistricting Responsibilities

Gubernatorial Veto

Senate

House

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1990

2000

#

MM

Lgst

#

MM

Lgst

Cong

Legis

AL

7

7

35

0

1

105

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

AK

1

1

20

0

1

40

0

1

Yes

N/A

C

Yes

N/A

No

AZ

6

8

30

0

1

30

30

2

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

AR

4

4

35

0

1

96

3

3

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

CA

52

56

40

0

1

80

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

CO

6

7

35

0

1

65

0

1

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

CT

6

6

36

0

1

151

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

No

No

DE

1

1

21

0

1

41

0

1

No

N/A

L

No

N/A

Yes

FL

23

24 or 25

40

0

1

120

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

No

GA

11

12

56

0

1

180

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

HI

2

2

25

0

1

51

0

1

Yes

C

C

Yes

No

No

ID

2

2

35

0

1

35

35

2

Yes

C

C

Yes

No

No

IL

20

20

59

0

1

118

0

1

Yes

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

IN

10

10

50

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, cong. backup

Yes

Yes

IA

5

5

50

0

1

100

0

1

Yes

L

L

Yes, advisory

Yes

Yes

KS

4

4

40

0

1

125

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

KY

6

6

38

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

LA

7

7

39

0

1

105

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

ME

2

2

35

0

1

151

0

1

No

C

C

Yes, advisory

Yes

Yes

MD

8

8

47

0

1

63

44

3

Yes

L

G

Yes, advisory

Yes

No

MA

10

10

40

0

1

160

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

MI

16

16

38

0

1

110

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

MN

8

8

67

0

1

134

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

MS

5

5 or 4

52

0

1

122

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

No

MO

9

9

34

0

1

163

0

1

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

MT

1

2

50

0

1

100

0

1

Yes

C

C

Yes

No

No

NE

3

3

49

0

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

NV

2

3

16

5

2

42

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

NH

2

2

24

0

1

195

99

11

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

NJ

13

13

40

0

1

40

40

2

Yes

C

C

Yes

No

No

NM

3

3

42

0

1

70

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

NY

31

30

61

0

1

150

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

NC

12

12

42

8

2

98

17

3

No

L

L

No

No

No

ND

1

1

49

0

1

49

49

2

Yes

N/A

L

No

N/A

Yes

OH

19

17

33

0

1

99

0

1

Yes

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

OK

6

5

48

0

1

101

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

OR

5

5

30

0

1

60

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

PA

21

21

50

0

1

203

0

1

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

RI

2

2

50

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

SC

6

6

46

0

1

124

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

SD

1

1

35

0

1

35

35

2

Yes

N/A

L

No

N/A

Yes

TN

9

9

33

0

1

99

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

TX

30

32

31

0

1

150

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

UT

3

3 or 4

29

0

1

75

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

VT

1

1

13

10

6

109

41

2

No

N/A

C

Yes, legis. advisory

N/A

Yes

VA

11

11

40

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

WA

9

9

49

0

1

49

49

2

Yes

C

C

Yes

No

No

WV

3

3

17

17

2

56

23

7

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

WI

9

8 or 9

33

0

1

99

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

WY

1

1

30

0

1

60

0

1

Yes

N/A

L

No

N/A

Yes


 

Key:    C      Commission                                                      MM     Number of multimember districts                                                                                  Source: NCSL, 1999

           G      Governor                                                           N/A     Not applicable

           L       Legislature                                                        #         Number of districts

           Lgst  Largest number of seats in a district

      



Alabama

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IX, §§ 197 - 200

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None (court drew plan)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (court drew plan)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

7

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

7

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

105

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment

Six members: 3 senators, 3 representatives. A larger committee will be formed in 1999— 22 members: 11 senators appt'd by lt. gov. & 11 representatives appt'd by speaker.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

First legislative session following the decennial census.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, Senate and House

8. State Contacts

Bonnie Shanholtzer
Director of Reapportionment
11 South Union Street
State House, Room 811
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600
334/242-7941
334/242-2277 Fax
district@mindspring.com

                                                      

 


         


Alaska

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article VI

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Alaska Stat. §§ 15.10.200 to -300

 

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

20

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

N/A

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Redistricting board

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

N/A

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Five members: two appointed by governor, two appointed by legislature, and one by the chief justice. Must be at least one from each of the four regions of the state without regard to political affiliation. Members cannot be public employees or officials

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

N/A

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

90 days following the release of the census figures.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes

8. State Contacts

James L. Baldwin
Assistant Attorney General
P.O. Box 100300
Juneau, AK 99811-0300
907/465-3600
907/465-2520 Fax
Jim_Baldwin@law.state.ak.us

Tamara Cook

Director

Division of Legal & Research Services

State Capitol, Room 3

Juneau, AK 99801-1182

907/465-2450

907/465-2029 Fax


         


Arizona

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article 4, pt. 2, § 1

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article 4, pt. 2, § 1

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

8

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

30

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

30

Number of Multimember Districts:

30

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

N/A

 

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

 

Five members appointed from pool of 25 nominated by commission on appellate court appointees, one by each of the four caucus leaders and the fifth by the first four. If the four deadlock, commission on appellate appointees appoints the fifth as chair.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, Congressional, Senate, and House.

8. State Contacts

Greg Jernigan
Legal Counsel to the President
Arizona Senate
1700 West Washington, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602/542-4731
602/542-7039 Fax
gjerniga@alis-2.azleg.state.az.us

  
 
                                                      


         


Arkansas

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article VIII

 

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ark. Code §§ 7-2-101 to -105

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

4

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

4

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

96

Number of Multimember Districts:

3

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

3

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Board of Apportionment

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

(Congressional only) Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Board of Apportionment — Three members: Governor (chair), secretary of state, and attorney general.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

February 1 of the year following the decennial census

Basis for Deadline:

Article VIII § 4

 

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Kern Treat
Director
Bureau of Legislative Research
State Capitol, Room 315
Little Rock, AR 72201
501/682-1937
501/682-1936 Fax

Marty Garrity
Bureau of Legislative Research
State Capitol, Room 315
Little Rock, AR 72201
501/682-1937
501/682-1936 Fax
MartyG@arkleg.state.ar.us


         


California

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article XXI

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article XXI

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Cal. Elec. Code § 21000

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (court plan)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

52

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

56

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

80

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Elections & Reapportionment - 5 members: 3 Dems & 2 Reps.

Assembly: Elections, Reapportionment, & Constitutional Amendments - 7 members: 5 Dems & 2 Reps.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Darren P. Chesin
Chief Consultant
Senate Elections Committee
State Capitol, Room 5046
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/445-2601
916/445-2496 Fax
darren.chesin@sen.ca.gov

Sandra Polka
Senate Office of Research
State Capitol, Room 510
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/445-4311
916/324-3944 Fax
sandi.polka@sen.ca.gov


         


Colorado

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article V, § 44

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article V, §§ 45-48

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 2-1-101

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 1-5-101(5),

2-2-501 to 2-2-511

1990 Colo. Sess. Laws, ch. 46

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

7

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

65

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Reapportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Determined by presiding officer when bill introduced.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

11 memb - spkr, sen. maj ldr., sen. & hse. min. ldr or designees designated by 7/1/2001. 3 exec. members appointed by gov. between 7/1 and 7/10, 2001. 4 jud. members appointed by chief just. of state sup. ct. between 7/10 & 7/20/2001.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

March 15, 2002

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Jeremiah B. Barry
Senior Staff Attorney
Office of Legislative Legal Services
State Capitol, Room 091
Denver, CO 80203-1782
303/866-2045
303/866-4157 Fax
Jerry.Barry@state.co.us


 


         


Connecticut

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Amendments XVI, XXVI

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Amendments XV, XVI, XXVI

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None (plan adopted by resolution)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (plan adopted by resolution)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§. 9-9, 9-10a

1997 Conn. Pub. Acts 97-116

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

6

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

36

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

151

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Reapportionment Committee, 8 members: 2 from each caucus in each chamber, appt'd by Senate president, Sen. minority leader, Hse. speaker, Hse. minority leader.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, backup

Pres. pro tem of Senate, Sen. minority leader, Hse. speaker, Hse. minority leader each appt. two; these eight must select a ninth within 30 days.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

September 15, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Const. amend. XXVI

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Commission must submit a plan to the Secretary of State by November 30, 2001.

b) Legislative Deadline:

September 15, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Const. amend. XXVI

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Commission must submit a plan to the Secretary of State by November 30, 2001.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Michael Nauer
Acting Director
Office of Legislative Management
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
860/240-0100
860/240-8881 Fax
Michael.Nauer@po.state.ct.us

Dan Duffy
Staff Attorney
Office of Legislative Research
Room 5300, Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
860/240-0100
860/240-8881 Fax
Dan.Duffy@po.state.ct.us


         


Delaware

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

None

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Del. Code Ann. tit. 29 §§ 821, 831

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Del. Code Ann. tit. 29 §§ 801-806

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

21

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

41

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

N/A

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

June 30, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Statute

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Statutes are silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Richard Dillard
Republican Attorney
State Senate
Room 220, Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19901
302/739-4560
302/739-5049 Fax
rdillard@legis.state.de.us


 


         


Florida

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None; see Article X, § 8 (the U.S. decennial census is the official census of the state).

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, § 16; see also Article III, § 15(a) (staggered Senate terms) and Article X, § 8

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Fla. Stat. § 8.00002

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Fla. Stat. § 10.00003

House: Fla. Stat. § 10.00002

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

23

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

24 or 25

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

120

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate Select Committee on Apportionment and Redistricting

House Committee on Reapportionment

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None. The deadline for qualifying for federal office is July 8-12, 2002. See Fla. Stat. § 99.061(8).

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Representatives in excess of the current 23 must be elected at large until the state is redistricted by the Legislature. See Fla. Stat. § 99.091(2)

b) Legislative Deadline:

None. The deadline for qualifying for state office is July 15-19, 2002. See Fla. Stat. § 99.061(1).

Basis for Deadline:

Article III, § 3(b), § 16 

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Florida Supreme Court makes apportionment.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes (Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough, and Monroe counties)

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Justice Dept. denied preclearance because there was no majority-minority district in the Tampa Bay area.

8. State Contacts

John Guthrie
Staff Director
The Florida Senate

Select Committee on Apportionment and Redistricting
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
850/487-5855
850/487-5868 Fax
guthrie.john@leg.state.fl.us

Thomas R. Tedcastle
Director of House Bill Drafting
House of Representatives
826 The Capitol

402 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
850/488-5644
850/487-1336 Fax
tedcastle.tom@leg.state.fl.us


         


Georgia

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, § II, ¶ II

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ga. Code § 21-1-2

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Ga. Code §§ 28-2-1 to 28-2-2

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

11

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

12

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

56

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

180

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Reappointment Committee, 19 members: 15 Democrats, 4 Republicans.

House: Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee, 24 members: 13 Democrats, 11 Republicans.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, Congressional, Senate, and House.

8. State Contacts

 

Sewell R. Brumby
Legislative Counsel
Office of Legislative Counsel
316 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
404/656-5000
404/651-9292 Fax


         


Hawaii

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2-9

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 1-10

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Hawaii Rev. Stat. ch. 25

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 25-2

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

25

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

51

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Reapportionment Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Reapportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

No

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Nine members: Two appointed by president of the Senate, two by the speaker, two by minority party in each house. The eight members select the ninth member.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

150 days from the date the members of the commission are certified.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution and statute.

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution and statutes are silent.

b) Legislative Deadline:

150 days from the date the members of the commission are certified.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution and statute.

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution and statutes are silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Jean K. Mardfin
Researcher
Legislative Reference Bureau
State Capitol, Rm. 004
Honolulu, HI 96813
808/587-0666
808/587-0681 Fax
mardfin@capitol.hawaii.gov

Dwayne Yoshina
Chief Election Officer
State of Hawaii
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, HI 96782
808/453-8683
808/453-6006 Fax
dwayne_yoshina@exec.state.hi.us


         


Idaho

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 2, 4, 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Idaho Code §§ 34-1902, -1903

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Idaho Code § 67-202

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Idaho Code §§ 72-1501 to -1508

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

35

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Commission for Reapportionment

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Commission for Reapportionment

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

N/A

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Six members: two largest parties in House and Senate each appoint one; two parties with most votes for governor each appoint one. Members may not be elected or appointed officials.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

90 days after appointment of the commission.

Basis for Deadline:

Article III, § 2

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None stated.

b) Legislative Deadline:

90 days after appointment of the commission.

Basis for Deadline:

Article III, § 2

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None stated.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Susan Bennion
Senior Research Analyst
Legislative Services Office
700 West Jefferson

Lower Level, East

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
208/334-2475
208/334-2125 Fax
sbennion@lso.state.id.us

  
 


         


Illinois

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2, 3 (1970)

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

20

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

20

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

59

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

118

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Yes, not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, backup

Eight members: Senate president & minority leader, House speaker & minority leader each select one legislator and one non-legislator, no more than four from same party.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

May 31, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Commission draws plan.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Dan Hagen
Staff
State Board of Elections
P.O. Box 4187
Springfield, IL 62708
217/782-1577
217/782-5959 Fax
dhagen@elections.state.il.us

Timothy D. Mapes
Chief of Staff
House Democratic Staff
State House, Room 300
Springfield, IL 62706
217/782-6360
217/524-1794 Fax
mapes@legis.state.il.us


         


Indiana

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article 4, § 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ind. Code § 3-3-3

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

House: Ind. Code § 2-1-10

Senate: Ind. Code § 2-1-11

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Congressional: Ind. Code § 3-3-2

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

10

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

10

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

50

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Committee on Elections

House: Committee on Elections and Reapportionment

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, cong backup

Five members: speaker of House, president of Senate, chairs of House and Senate redistricting committees, and governor's appointee.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

April 29, 2001 (end of first regular session)

Basis for Deadline:

Ind. Code § 3-3-2

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Redistricting Commission adopts an interim plan.

b) Legislative Deadline:

April 29, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Statute

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Special session of the General Assembly, if called by the Governor.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Robert Rudolph
Senior Staff Attorney
Legislative Services Agency
200 W. Washington Street, Suite 302
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4789
317/232-9596
317/232-2554 Fax
brudolph@ica.state.in.us

Lori Hershberger
Special Projects Coordinator

Indiana Election Division
Indiana Government Center South
302 West Washington Street E204
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2767
317/232-3939
317/233-6793 Fax
lhershberger@iec.state.in.us



Iowa

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article III, § 37

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 34, 35, 36, 39

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Iowa Code ch. 40

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Iowa Code ch. 41

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Iowa Code ch. 42

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

5

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

5

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

50

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, advisory

Five members: Senate maj. leader, Senate min. leader, House maj. leader, and House min. leader each select one. These four select a fifth member, who serves as chair.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

September 1, 2001. Apportionment becomes law by September 15, 2001.

Basis for Deadline:

Const. art. III, § 35

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court must adopt a plan before December 31, 2001.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Ed Cook
Legal Counsel
Legislative Service Bureau
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
515/281-3994
515/281-8027 Fax
ecook@legis.state.ia.us

Gary Rudicil
Senior Computer Systems Analyst
Legislative Service Bureau
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
515/242-5925
515/281-8027 Fax
grudici@legis.state.ia.us


         


Kansas

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article X, § 1

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 4-139

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 4-4,451 to 4-4,493

House: Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 4-3,731 to 4-3,858

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 11-303 to 11-307 (as amended by 1999 SB 351)

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 11-321 (as added by 1999 SB 351, § 2)

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 20-101a

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

4

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

4

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

125

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet designated

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

Before 2002 sine die adjournment.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Mary Galligan
Legislative Research Department
State House
Room 545 N
Topeka, KS 66612
785/296-3181
785/296-3824 Fax
MaryG@lr01.wpo.state.ks.us

Mary Torrence
Revisor of Statutes Office
State House, Room 322-S
300 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66612-1592
785/296-2321
785/296-6668 Fax
maryt@rs.state.ks.us




Kentucky

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

§ 29

b) Legislative Redistricting:

§ 33

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ky. Rev. Stat. ch. 118B

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Ky. Rev. Stat. ch. 5

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

6

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

38

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: State & Local Government

House: State Government

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

May 2003

Basis for Deadline:

Const. § 33

1893 Redistricting Act

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Joyce Honaker
Committee Staff Administrator
Legislative Research Commission
State Capitol, Room 424
Frankfort, KY 40601
502/564-8100 x350
502/223-5094 Fax
jhonaker@mail.lrc.state.ky.us

Clint Newman
Attorney
Legislative Research Commission
427 State Capitol
Frankfort, KY 40601
502/564-8100
502/223-5094 Fax
cnewman@mail.lrc.state.ky.us


         


Louisiana

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, § 6

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 18:1276

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 24:35.1

House: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 24:35.5

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

7

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

7

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

39

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

105

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate and Governmental Affairs

House and Governmental Affairs

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

December 31, 2001 (year after census data is reported to President)

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court, upon petition of elector, shall reapportion both houses.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, House, Senate, Congressional.

8. State Contacts

Glenn Koepp
Assistant Secretary of the Senate
P.O. Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
225/342-5997
225/342-2368 Fax
luddyl@legis.state.la.us

Kathleen Randall
Research Analyst
House Legislative Services
P.O. Box 44486
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
225/342-7393
225/342-5045 Fax
randallk@legis.state.la.us


         


Maine

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article IV, Part 3, § 1-A

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, Part 1, § 2; Part 2, § 2

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 21-A, § 1205

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 21-A, §§ 1203, 1204

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 21-A, §§ 1206, 1206-A

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

151

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Apportionment Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Apportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

None

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, advisory

15 members: 3 appointed by Hse. spkr. & minor. ldr.; 2 by Sen. pres. & minor. ldr.; 2 by chairs of 2 maj. pol. parties or designees; & 3 pub. membs., 1 ea. by 2 maj. parties repres. on commis. & 1 by ⅔ pub. membs.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Advisory Commission submits plan to legislature no later than 90 days after convening 2003 session. Legislature must adopt commission plan or plan of its own by ⅔ vote of each house within 30 days.

Basis for Deadline:

Statute

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court draws plan.

b) Legislative Deadline:

Advisory Commission submits plan to legislature no later than 90 days after convening 2003 session. Legislature must adopt commission plan or plan of its own by ⅔ vote of each house within 30 days.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court draws plan.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Lynn Randall
State Law Librarian
Law and Legislative Reference Library
State House Station 43
Augusta, ME 04345
207/287-1600
207/287-6467 Fax
lynn.randall@state.me.us

Sally Tubbesing
Executive Director
Legislative Council
115 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0115
207/287-1615
207/287-1621 Fax
sally.tubbesing@state.me.us


         


Maryland

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, § 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Md. Code Ann., art. 33, §§ 22-1 to 22-10

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Md. Code Ann., art. 33, §§ 22-1 to 22-10

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

8

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

8

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

47

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

63

Number of Multimember Districts:

44

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

3

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Constitution and statutes are silent.

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Governor

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Standing committee in each house, not yet designated.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, advisory

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

Governor submits plan to legislature on first day of regular session in second year following census. Legislature has 45 days to amend and adopt plan or adopt one of their own.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Plan, as introduced by governor, goes into effect.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Karl Aro
Executive Director
Dept. of Legislative Services
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/946-5200
410/841-3764 Fax
karo@mlis.state.md.us

Nasrin Rahman
Manager, Redistricting
Maryland Office of Planning
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410/767-4211
410/767-4480 Fax
nasrin@mail.op.state.md.us


         


Massachusetts

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Amendment, Article 101, as amended by amendment, Article 109

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 57 §1

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 57 § 3

House: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 57 § 4

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

10

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

10

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

160

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Joint Special Committee on Congressional and Legislative Redistricting; Senate: 7 members; House: 21 members.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

No

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

In time for 2002 election, if pending constitutional amendment passes.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

William P. Murray
Redistricting Data Liasion
State Data Center, Miser-Boston
Rm 50, State House
Boston, MA 02133-0219
617/727-4537
617/727-4660 Fax
wmurray@miser.umass.edu

David Sullivan
Counsel to the Senate
Office of the Counsel to the Senate
Room 200, State House
Boston, MA 02133-1053
617/722-1455
617/722-1070 Fax
dsulliva@senate.state.ma.us


         


Michigan

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2 -6 (1963)

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 4.261 -4.265

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

16

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

16

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

38

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

110

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes, for two townships only.

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Mike Vatter
Senator John Cherry
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
517/373-9454
517/373-1453 Fax
mvatter@senate.state.mi.us

Alan Mann
House Republican Caucus Services
741 Romney Bldg., PO Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
517/373-1354
517/373-8402 Fax
allman9328@aol.com


         


Minnesota

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article IV, § 3

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2, 3

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Minn. Stat. §§ 2.742-.812

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Minn. Stat. §§ 2.043-.703

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Minn. Stat. § 2.91

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

8

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

8

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

67

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

134

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Subcommittee on GIS

Four members: 2 Democrats; 2 Republicans. Appointed by Legislative Coordinating Commission. One member from each caucus in each house. Plans drawn by committees appointed in 2001.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

25 weeks before the state primary election in the year ending in two (March 19, 2002)

Basis for Deadline:

Minn. Stat. § 204B.14, subd. 1a

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

b) Legislative Deadline:

25 weeks before the state primary election in the year ending in two (March 19, 2002)

Basis for Deadline:

Minn. Stat. § 204B.14, subd. 1a

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Peter S. Wattson
Senate Counsel
Senate Counsel & Research
17 Capitol
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/296-3812
651/296-7747 Fax
peter.wattson@senate.leg.state.mn.us

Lee Meilleur
Director
Geographic Information Systems
85 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651/296-0098
651/296-1321 Fax
lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us


         


Mississippi

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article 13, § 254

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Miss. Code Ann. § 23-15-1037 (1972)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Miss. Code Ann. § 5-1-3

House: Miss. Code Ann. § 5-1-1


c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Miss. Code Ann. §§ 5-3-121 to -129, 5-3-91 to -103

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

5

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

5 or 4

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

52

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

122

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Legislative: Standing Joint Committee on Reapportionment

Congressional: Standing Joint Committee on Congressional Redistricting

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, backup

Chief justice of Supreme Court is chair, attorney general, secretary of state, speaker of the House, president pro tem of the Senate.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

30 days prior to convening of next regular session following release of census counts.

Basis for Deadline:

Statute

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Statutes are silent.

b) Legislative Deadline:

Must redistrict at regular session the second year following 2000 census.

Basis for Deadline:

Article 13, § 254

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Mandatory special session of legislature If that fails, special commission must draw plan.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes (legislative plan).

No (congressional plan).

8. State Contacts

James F. (Ted) Booth
General Counsel
PEER Committee
P.O. Box 1204
Jackson, MS 39215-1204
601/359-1458
601/359-1420 Fax
ted.booth@peer.state.ms.us

  
 


         


Missouri

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article III, § 45

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 2, 7, 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 128.340-366

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 37.130, 37.135

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

9

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

9

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

34

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

163

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Redistricting Commissions

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Yes

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Sen. Apport. Cmte-10 members: 5 from ea. of 10 submit. by state cmtes. of 2 maj. parties.

Hse. Apport. Cmte.-18 members: 1 from ea. list of 2 submit. by cong. dist. cmtes. of 2 maj. parties.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

Six months from date of appointment.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Commission is discharged. State supreme court appoints a six-member commission from among state appellate judges, who must file a plan within 90 days of the discharge of the commission.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

B. Darrell Jackson
Director of Research
House of Representatives
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573/751-2979
573/751-1963 Fax
djackson@services.state.mo.us

Ryan Burson
State Demographer
Missouri Office of Administration
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573/751-2345
573/526-4811 Fax
bursor@mail.oa.state.mo.us


         


Montana

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article V, § 14

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article V, § 14

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Mont. Code tit. 5, ch. 1

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

50

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Districting and Apportionment Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Districting and Apportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

N/A

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Five members: Maj. and min. leaders in each house designate one. The four select a fifth, who is the chair. If they cannot do so by a majority vote, the state supreme court picks the fifth. None may be a public official.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Within 90 days after the final decennial census figures are available.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

b) Legislative Deadline:

Submit to Legislature at first regular session after commission appointed or after census figures are available. Legislature has 30 days to submit recommendations, commission has 30 more days to file final plan.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

John MacMaster
Legislative Services Division
P.O. Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
406/444-3064
406/444-3036 Fax
jmacmaster@state.mt.us

Susan Fox
Researcher
Legislative Services Division
P.O. Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
406/444-3064
406/444-3036 Fax
sfox@state.mt.us


         


Nebraska

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, § 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 32-504

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 50-1101 to 50-1150

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 50-1152

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

3

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

3

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

49

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

N/A

Number of Multimember Districts:

N/A

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

N/A

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

 

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

Article III, § 8

Basis for Deadline:

Qualification for office

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Possible ineligibility

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Val J. Goodman
Legislative Technology Center
Room 1200 State Capitol
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
402/471-2420
402/479-0991 Fax
vgoodman@unicam.state.ne.us

  
 


         


Nevada

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article I, §13; Article IV, § 5; Article XV, §§ 6, 13

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 304.060

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 218.051 -218.084

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

3

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

16

Number of Multimember Districts:

5

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

42

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Committee on Government Affairs

Assembly: Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Statutes are silent.

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

June 4, 2001. (Mandatory duty of the legislature to apportion itself at first legislative session following decennial census.)

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution, Article 4, § 5

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Scott Wasserman
Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel
Legislative Counsel Bureau
401 S. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
775/687-6830
702/687-6761 Fax
wasserman@lcb.state.nv.us

  
 


         


New Hampshire

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Part II, Articles 9, 9-a, 11, 11-a, 26-26-a

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 662:1

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: N.H. Rev. Stat. §§ 662:3

House: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 662:5

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

N.H. Rev. Stat. ch. 662A

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

24

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

195

Number of Multimember Districts:

99

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

11

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Executive Departments and Administration Committee

House: Election Law Committee

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Pam Smarling

Committee Researcher
House of Representatives
33 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
603/271-3600
603/271-6689 Fax
pam.smarling@leg.state.nh.us

  
 


         


New Jersey

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article II, § 2

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 1, 2, 3

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

13

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

13

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

40

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Redistricting Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Apportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

N/A

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Legislative plan — 10 members: 5 ea. appt'd by state chrs. of 2 lrgst pol. part.

Congressional plan — 13 mem.: 2 appt'd by pres. of Sen., 2 by min. ldr. of Sen. & Gen. Assem., & 2 ea. by chrs. of 2 lrgst pol. part.; 1 Ind. mem. by 7 prev. mem.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Third Tuesday of each year ending in two, or within three months of receipt of census by Governor, whichever is later.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

The two plans with the most votes, more than five, are submitted to supreme court, which selects the plan that conforms most closely to the requirements of the Constitution and federal law.

b) Legislative Deadline:

One month after receipt by Governor of census count for state from Clerk of U.S. House, or February 1, 2001, whichever is later.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court appoints eleventh member. New commission has one month to certify plan to secretary of state.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Frank Parisi
Lead Research Analyst
Office of Legislative Services
Room 277 State House Annex, P.O. Box 068
Trenton, NJ 08625
609/292-9106
609/777-2998 Fax
FParisi@njleg.state.nj.us

  
 


         


New Mexico

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, § 3

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 1-15-16

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 2-7C-8 through 2-7C-77; 2-8C-7 through 2-8C-48

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Legislature: N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 2-7C-2, 2-7C-3, 2-7C-6, 2-7C-7; 2-8C-2, 2-8C-5, 2-8C-6.

Congress: N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 1-15-15, 1-15-16.1

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

3

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

3

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

42

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

70

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Yes

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Paula Tackett
Director
Legislative Council Service
Room 334 State Capitol
Santa Fe, NM 87503
505/986-4600
505/986-4610 Fax
ptackett@state.nm.us

  
 


         


New York

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 4, 5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

1992 N.Y. Laws, chs. 137, 138

1997 N.Y. Laws, ch. 503

1998 N.Y. Laws, ch.101

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

1992 N.Y. Laws, chs. 76, 77, 78, 302

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

31

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

30

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

61

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

150

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Leg. Task Force on Demograph. Resrch. & Reapp.-6 mem: Sen. Maj. Ldr. & Spkr ea. appt. 2, 1 leg. mem. & 1 nonleg. mem. Leg. mems. serve as co-chr. of task force. Sen. & Assem. min. ldr. ea. appt. 1 leg. mem.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Before next election cycle (2002)

Basis for Deadline:

1 person, 1 vote

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

b) Legislative Deadline:

Before next election cycle (2002)

Basis for Deadline:

1 person, 1 vote & state Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes (New York, Kings and Bronx counties)

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Assembly only

8. State Contacts

Debra Levine
Co-Executive Director
Legislative Task Force on Demographic

Research & Reapportionment
250 Broadway - 20th Floor
New York, NY 10007
212/417-4222
212/417-3127 Fax
levdebra@aol.com

Lewis Hoppe
Co-Executive Director
Legislative Task Force on Demographic

Research & Reapportionment
250 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10007
212/417-4222
212/417-3127 Fax


         


North Carolina

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, § 3

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-201

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 120-1

House: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 120-2

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 163-201.1, 163-201.2, 163-202, 120-2.2

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

12

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

12

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

42

Number of Multimember Districts:

8

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

98

Number of Multimember Districts:

17

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

3

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Committee on Redistricting

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

In time for Sec. 5 preclearance before filing opens 1st Mon. in Jan. 2002.

Basis for Deadline:

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-106

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

1st reg. session after return of decennial fed. census. In time for Sec. 5 preclearance before filing opens 1st Mon. in Jan. 2002.

Basis for Deadline:

Const., art. II, §§ 3, 5. Filing period set by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-106

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes

8. State Contacts

Gerry Cohen
Director of Bill Drafting
NC General Assembly
401 Legislative Office Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919/733-6660
919/715-5459 Fax
gerryc@ms.ncga.state.nc.us

  
 


         


North Dakota

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, § 2

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

N.D. Const. Code § 54-03-01.11

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

N.D. Const. Code § 54-03-01.5

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

49

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

49

Number of Multimember Districts:

49

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

N/A

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislative Assembly

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

First legislative session following decennial census.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

John Olsrud
Director
Legislative Council
State Capitol
Bismark, ND 58505
701/328-2916
701/328-3615 Fax
jolsrud@state.nd.us

John Bjornson
Legislative Council
State Capitol
Bismarck, ND 58505-0360
701/328-2916
701/328-3615 Fax
jbjornso@state.nd.us


         


Ohio

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article XI, §§ 1-12

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ohio Rev. Code § 3521.01

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (board plan)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

19

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

17

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

33

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

99

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Apportionment Board

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet designated

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

5 members: governor; state auditor; secretary of state; one person chosen by speaker of the House and the leader in the Senate from the same political party as the speaker, and one person chosen by the leaders of the other party in the two houses.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

The Apportionment Board must meet between August 1 and October 1, 1991. The governor must publish the apportionment plan by October 5, 1991.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Lynda J. Jacobsen

Staff Attorney

Legislative Service Commission
77 South High Street, 8th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215
614/466-0632
614/644-1721 Fax
Lynda_Jacobsen@lsc.state.oh.us

  
 


         


Oklahoma

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article V, §§ 11A-11E

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Okla. Stat. tit. 14, §§ 5.1-5.5

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Okla. Stat. tit. 14, §§ 80.20-80.25

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Okla. Stat. tit. 14, §§ 121-126

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

5

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

48

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

101

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet named.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, backup

3 members: attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and state treasurer. Only if Legislature fails to enact legislative plan on time.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

May 25, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Const. amend. XXVI

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Not specified

b) Legislative Deadline:

Last Friday in May 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Const. article V

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Apportionment Commission becomes responsible.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Lexa Shafer
Redistricting Staff
Oklahoma State Senate
Room 309 State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405/521-5529
405/521-5599 Fax
shafer@lsb.state.ok.us

Debbie Terlip
Assistant Research Director
House of Representatives
Room 109 State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405/557-7461
405/557-7351 Fax
terlipde@lsb.state.ok.us


         


Oregon

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, § 6

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Or. Rev. Stat. § 188.135

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 188.255, 188.265

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Or. Rev. Stat. § 188.010

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

5

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

5

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

30

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

60

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

July 1, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Secretary of State shall draw the plan by August 15, 2001.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Janet Adkins
Legislative Analyst
Room 453 State Capitol
Salem, OR 97310
503/986-1621
503/986-1814 Fax
Janet.K.Adkins@state.or.us

  
 


         


Pennsylvania

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, §§ 16, 17

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

None (court plan)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (commission plan)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

21

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

21

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

50

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

203

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislative Reapportionment Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

5 members: Senate and House majority and minority leaders or their designees, one member selected by other four serves as chair. If can't select fifth, state supreme court will within 30 days.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

Preliminary plan no later than 90 days after membership is certified or census has been received, whichever is later. Aggrieved parties have 30 days file exceptions and commission must file final 30 days of last exception.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

If commission is not granted an extension, state supreme court will draw plan.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Kathy A. Sullivan
Legislative Data Processing Center
Senate Box 64
Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717/787-7358
717/772-1652 Fax
ksullivan@legis.state.pa.us

Robert L. Evangelista
Drafting Attorney
Legislative Reference Bureau
Room 641, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0033
717/787-4682
717/783-2396 Fax
lrb64@legis.state.pa.us


         


Rhode Island

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article VII, § 1, Article VIII, § 1

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article VII, § 1, Article VIII, § 1

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 17-4-1 to 17-4-3

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 22-1-1 to 22-2-5

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

2

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

2

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

50

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

David Gilligan
Assistant Legal Counsel
Office of the Speaker
State House, 1 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903
401/726-8500
401/726-6475 Fax

Elmer Cromwell
Parliamentarian
State House
Providence, RI 02903
401/222-6595
401/222-6142 Fax
rep-hensler@rilinstate.state.ri.us


         


South Carolina

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article VII, § 13

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 3-6

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

S.C. Code § 7-19-40

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

House: S.C. Code § 2-1-45

Senate: S.C. Code § 2-1-75

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

6

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

6

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

46

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

124

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate: Judiciary Committee

House: Judiciary Committee

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, Senate and House.

8. State Contacts

Charles Reid
Counsel to the Speaker
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211
803/734-3125
803/734-9488 Fax
CFR@legis.lpitr.state.sc.us

 


         


South Dakota

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article XIX, § 1

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article XIX, § 2

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:


Senate: S.D. Codified Laws § 2-2-34

House: S.D. Codified Laws § 2-2-35

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

S.D. Codified Laws, §§ 2-2-32, 2-2-33, 2-2-35 to 2-2-40

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

35

Number of Multimember Districts:

35

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

N/A

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

N/A

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

December 1, 2001

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court must draw plan within 90 days of failure to make apportionment.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Rueben B. Bezpaletz
Chief of Research and Legal Services
Legislative Research Council
State Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
605/773-3251
605/773-4576 Fax
reubenb@lrc.state.sd.us

  
 


         


Tennessee

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, §§ 4, 5, 6

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Tenn. Code Ann. §§2-16-102, 2-16-103

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 3-1-102, 3-1-103

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

9

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

9

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

33

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

99

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Ellen Tewes
Deputy Legislative Attorney
Office of Legal Services
G-16 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37219
615/741-3056
615/741-1146 Fax
ellen.tewes@legislature.state.tn.us

  
 


         


Texas

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article III, §§ 25, 26, 28 

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Tex. Civ. Stat. art. 197i

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Tex. Civ. Stat. art. 193d

House: Tex. Civ. Stat. art. 195a-11

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

30

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

32

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

31

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

150

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate Committee of the Whole on Legislative & Congressional Redistricting - 31 Senators.

House Committee on Redistricting: 11 members.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, backup

Five members: lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, comptroller of public accounts, attorney general, and commissioner of general land office.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

First regular legislative session following release of census figures.

Basis for Deadline:

Texas Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Legislative Redistricting Board has 90 days to convene and 60 days after that in which to adopt a plan.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, House, Senate (but Senate plan precleared by U.S. Dist. Ct. for DC, 1992).

8. State Contacts

Clare Dyer
Texas Legislative Council
P.O. Box 12128, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-2128
512/463-1143
512/936-1020 Fax
clare.dyer@tlc.state.tx.us 

 




Utah

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article IX, § 1

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IX, § 1

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Utah Code § 20A-13-102

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Utah Code § 36-1-1 (1998)

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Utah Code §§ 20A-13-101, 20A-13-103, 20A-13-201 (1998)

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

3

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

3 or 4

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

29

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

75

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Joint committee not yet appointed.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Session next following an enumeration made by authority of the U.S.

Basis for Deadline:

Const. art. IX, § 1

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

b) Legislative Deadline:

Same as Congressional deadline.

Basis for Deadline:

Const. art. IX, § 1

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

None specified

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Stewart Smith
Managing Research Analyst
Legislative Research & General Counsel
State Capitol, Room 436
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
801/538-1032
801/538-1712 Fax
ssmith@le.state.ut.us 

 




Vermont

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Chapter II, § 73

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Vt. Stat. tit. 17, §§ 1881, 1893

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Legislative: Vt. Stat. tit. 17, §§ 1901 to 1909

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

13

Number of Multimember Districts:

10

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

6

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

109

Number of Multimember Districts:

41

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

N/A

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Apportionment Board

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate Government Operations Committee

House Government Operations Committee

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes, legislative advisory

Five members: chief justice appoints chair, governor appoints one member from each party that polled at least 25% of vote for governor in last election, those parties each select one more.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

At the biennial session following the taking of the decennial census.

Basis for Deadline:

Const. ch. II, § 73

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Supreme Court may order reapportionment.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Michael Chernick
Legislative Counsel
Legislative Council
115 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
802/828-2231
802/828-2424 Fax
MIKEC@wpgate.leg.state.vt.us

  
 


         


Virginia

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article II. § 6

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, § 6

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Va. Code § 24.2-302.1

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Va. Code §§ 24.2-303.1, 24.2-304.01

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Congressional: Va. Code §24.2-208

Legislative: §§ 24.2-214 to 24.2-216, 24.2-305, 24.2-311

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

11

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

11

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

40

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

100

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate Committee on Privileges & Elections -15 members.

House Committee on Privileges & Elections -24 members.

Joint Reapportionment Committee-8 members: 3 Senate and 5 House.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

2001

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

b) Legislative Deadline:

2001 House elections are scheduled for November 2001.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

Yes, house of delegates.

8. State Contacts

Mary Spain
Staff Attorney
Division of Legislative Services
910 Capitol Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804/786-3591
804/371-0169 Fax
mspain@leg.state.va.us

  
 


         


Washington

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article II, § 43

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, § 43

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Wash. Rev. Code ch. 29A.76A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Wash. Rev. Code ch. 44.07D

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

Wash. Rev. Code ch. 44.05

 

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

9

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

9

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

49

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

49

Number of Multimember Districts:

49

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Redistricting Commission

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Redistricting Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

Yes

Four voting members: Senate and House majority and minority leaders each appoint one member. These four appoint a nonvoting member to serve as chair. Commissioners may not be an elected public or party official, or a registered lobbyist.

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

No

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

January 1, 2002

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court must complete redistricting plan by April 30, 2002.

b) Legislative Deadline:

January 1, 2002

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

State supreme court must complete redistricting plan by April 30, 2002.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Ethan Moreno
Office of the Secretary of State
1007 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 40237
Olympia, WA 98504-0237
360/664-0685
360/664-2971 Fax
ethan@secstate.wa.gov

David Elliott
Office of the Secretary of State
1007 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 40237
Olympia, WA 98504-0237
360/664-0685
360/664-2971 Fax
davide@secstate.wa.gov


         


West Virginia

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article I, § 1-4

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article II, § 2-4

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

W. Va. Code § 1-2-3

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

W. Va. Code §§ 1-2-1, 1-2-2

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

W. Va. Code § 1-2-2b 

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

3

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

3

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

17

Number of Multimember Districts:

17

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

2

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

56

Number of Multimember Districts:

23

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

7

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Senate Select Committee

House has no committee—senate committee draws its plan

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Teresa Bowe
Legislative Analyst
Office of Legislative Services
Room E-132 State Capitol
Charleston, WV 25305
304/348-2040
304/347-4825 Fax
tbowe@mail.wvnet.edu

  
 


         


Wisconsin

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article IV, §§ 2-5

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Wis. Stat. ch. 3

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Wis. Stat. ch. 4

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

9

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

8 or 9

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

33

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

99

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established.

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

Yes

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

None

Basis for Deadline:

N/A

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

N/A

b) Legislative Deadline:

First legislative session following the decennial census.

Basis for Deadline:

Constitution

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

Constitution is silent.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Larry Barish
Legislative Reference Bureau
100 N. Hamilton St.
P.O. Box 2037
Madison, WI 53701-2037
608/266-0344
608/266-5648 Fax
Larry.Barish@legis.state.wi.us

Steve Miller
Chief
Legislative Reference Bureau
P.O. Box 2037
Madison, WI 53701-2037
608/267-2175
608/264-8522 Fax
Steve.Miller@legis.state.wi.us


         


Wyoming

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Art. 3, § 47

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Art. 3, §§ 3, 48

2. Statutory Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Wyo. Stat. § 28-2-118

House: Wyo. Stat. § 28-2-119

General: Wyo. Stat. § 28-2-116

c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or

     Legislative Redistricting Procedure:

None

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census:

1

4. State Legislative Districts

 

a) Senate

 

Number of Districts:

30

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

b) House

 

Number of Districts:

60

Number of Multimember Districts:

0

Largest Number of Seats in a District:

1

c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?

Yes

5. Redistricting Requirements

 

a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts

Legislature

b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:

Legislature

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

 

Not yet established

d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?

No

 

e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?

N/A

f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?

Yes

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 

a) Congressional Deadline:

Early March 2002

Basis for Deadline:

Const. art. 3, §§ 6, 48

Wyo. Stat. § 28-1-102

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

No provision

b) Legislative Deadline:

Early March 2002

Basis for Deadline:

Const. art. 3, §§ 6, 48

Wyo. Stat. § 28-1-102

Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:

No provision

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 1990s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

Legislative Service Office
Room 213 State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82009
307/777-7881
307/777-5466 Fax

  
 



         

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