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2010 State Profile Summary

 

State

Congressional Districts

Legislative Districts

House Districts Nested within Senate Districts

Redistricting Responsibilities

Gubernatorial Veto

Senate

House

Initial Respon

 

Use Commission

 

 Cong Plan

 

 Legis Plan

2000

2010

#

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

8

9

30

0

1

30

30

2

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

AR

4

4

35

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

 

CA

53

53

40

0

1

80

0

1

Yes

L

C

Yes, Leg.

Yes

No

 

CO

7

7

35

0

1

65

0

1

No

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

 

CT

5

5

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

25

26

40

0

1

120

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

No

 

GA

13

14

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

19

18

59

0

1

118

0

1

Yes

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

 

IN

9

9

50

0

1

100

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, Cong. backup

Yes

Yes

 

IA

5

4

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

6

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

65

44

3

Yes

L

G

Yes, advisory

Yes

No

 

MA

10

9

40

0

1

160

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

MI

15

14

38

0

1

110

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

MN

8

7

67

0

1

134

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

MS

4

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

1

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

3

4

19

2

2

42

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

NH

2

2

24

0

1

103

92

13

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

NJ

13

12

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

29

28

62

0

1

150

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

NC

13

13

50

0

1

120

0

1

No

L

L

No

No

No

 

ND

1

1

47

0

1

94

47

2

Yes

N/A

L

No

N/A

Yes

 

OH

18

16

33

0

1

99

0

1

Yes

L

C

Yes

Yes

No

 

OK

5

5

48

0

1

101

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

 

OR

5

6

30

0

1

60

0

1

Yes

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

PA

19

18

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

7

46

0

1

124

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

SD

1

1

35

0

1

37

33

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

32

36

31

0

1

150

0

1

No

L

L

Yes, backup

Yes

Yes

 

UT

3

4

29

0

1

75

0

1

No

L

L

No

Yes

Yes

 

VT

1

1

13

10

6

108

42

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

8

8

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, 2010

           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, §§ 198-200

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ala. Code § 17-20-1 (1975)

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Ala. Code § 29-1-2.3 (1975)

House: Ala. Code § 29-1-1.2 (1975)

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Constitution, Article IX, §§ 198-200

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

7

b) Prospective Number after 2010 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: three senators, three representatives. A larger committee will be formed in 2009— 22 members: 11 senators appointed by lieutenant governor and 11 representatives appointed 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 2000s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Bonnie Shanholtzer
Reapportionment Supervisor

11 South Union Street
State House, Room 811
Montgomery, AL 36130-4600
334/242-7941
334/242-2277 Fax
district@al-legislature.gov

Jerry Bassett

Director

Legislative Reference Service

State House, Room 613

Montgomery, AL 36130-4600

334/242-7577

334/242-4358 Fax

jelbalrs@aol.com


 

 

Alaska

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article VI

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

N/A

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (board)

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Constitution, Article VI, § 6

Alaska Stat. §§ 15.10.200 to -300

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

1

b) Prospective Number after 2010 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 2000s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Tamara Cook

Director

Division of Legal & Research Services

State Capitol, Room 3

Juneau, AK 99801-1182

907/465-2450

907/465-2029 Fax

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

Kathryn Lizik

Coordinator

Alaska Census and Geographic Information Network

Department of Labor

1111 West 8th St, Suite 301

Juneau, AK 99811-5504

907/465-2437

907/ 465-2101 Fax

kathryn.lizik@alaska.gov

 


 

 

Arizona

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article 4, pt. 2, § 1

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article 4, pt. 2, § 1

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

www.azredistricting.org/?page=finalcong

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

www.azredistricting.org/?page=leg2004org

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Constitution, Article 4, pt. 2, § 1

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

8

b) Prospective Number after 2010 Census:

9

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 2000s

 

Preclearance Required?

Yes

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

No

8. State Contacts

Michael E. Braun

Executive Director

Arizona Legislative Council

1700 West Washington, Suite 100

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602/926-4236

602/926-4803 Fax

mbraun@azleg.gov

Marge Ray

Attorney

Arizona Legislative Council

1700 West Washington, Suite 100

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602/926-4236

602/926-4803 Fax

mray@azleg.gov

Greg Jernigan
Legal Counsel to the President
Arizona Senate
1700 West Washington, Suite 206
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602/542-4731
602/542-7039 Fax
gjernigan@azleg.gov

Michael Mandell

Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the House

House of Representatives

1700 W. Washington, Room 221

Phoenix, AZ 85007

602/926-5979
602/417-3153 Fax

mmandell@azleg.gov


 

 

Arkansas

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

None

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article VIII

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Ark. Code §§ 7-2-101 to -105

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

None (board)

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Constitution, Article VIII

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

4

b) Prospective Number after 2010 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:

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:

Board of Apportionment

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

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 2000s

 

Preclearance Required?

No

Justice Department Objection to Plans?

N/A

8. State Contacts

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

david@arkleg.state.ar.us

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

Phyllis Poche

Director

Census State Data Center

Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock

2801 South University

Little Rock, AR 72204

501/569-8530

501/569-8538 Fax

pnpoche@ualr.edu

 


 

 

California

1. Constitutional Citations

 

a) Congressional Redistricting:

Article XXI

b) Legislative Redistricting:

Article XXI

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 

a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:

Cal. Elec. Code §§ 21400-21453

b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:

Senate: Cal. Elec. Code § 21100-21140

Assembly: Cal. Elec. Code § 21200-21280 

c) Districting Principles or Procedure:

Constitution, Article XXI

3. Congressional Districts

 

a) Present Number:

53

b) Prospective Number after 2010 Census:

53

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:

Commission

c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:

Senate: Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments

Assembly: Committee on Elections and Redistricting