HR 419

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 419

To require States to carry out Congressional redistricting in accordance with a process under which members of the public are informed of redistricting proposals and have the opportunity to participate in the development of such proposals prior to their adoption, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 2011

Mr. COOPER (for himself, Mr. BARROW, Mr. MATHESON, Mr. CARDOZA, Mr. SCHIFF, Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. BACA, Mr. ALTMIRE, Mr. BOREN, Mr. SHULER, Mr. ROSS of Arkansas, Ms. HARMAN, Mr. BISHOP of Georgia, Mr. COSTA, Mr. DONNELLY of Indiana, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. SCHRADER, Mr. HOLDEN, and Mr. CUELLAR) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require States to carry out Congressional redistricting in accordance with a process under which members of the public are informed of redistricting proposals and have the opportunity to participate in the development of such proposals prior to their adoption, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDING OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY.

SEC. 2. REQUIRING REDISTRICTING TO BE CONDUCTED UNDER PROCEDURES PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

SEC. 3. PUBLIC INTERNET SITE FOR STATE REDISTRICTING ENTITY.

SEC. 4. OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN INITIAL DEVELOPMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING PLANS.

SEC. 5. OPPORTUNITIES TO RESPOND TO PROPOSED FINAL CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING PLAN ADOPTED BY REDISTRICTING ENTITY.

SEC. 6. NOTICE OF FINAL ADOPTED CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING PLAN.

SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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