HR 453

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 453

To prohibit States from carrying out more than one Congressional redistricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 26, 2011

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


A BILL

To prohibit States from carrying out more than one Congressional redistricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDING OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY.

SEC. 2. LIMIT ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING AFTER AN APPORTIONMENT.

SEC. 3. REQUIRING REDISTRICTING TO BE CONDUCTED THROUGH PLAN OF INDEPENDENT STATE COMMISSION OR PLAN OF HIGHEST STATE COURT.

SEC. 4. INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

SEC. 5. SELECTION OF PLAN BY COURTS.

SEC. 6. SPECIAL RULE FOR REDISTRICTING CONDUCTED UNDER ORDER OF FEDERAL COURT.

SEC. 7. PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR CARRYING OUT REDISTRICTING.

SEC. 8. STATE APPORTIONMENT NOTICE DEFINED.

SEC. 9. NO EFFECT ON ELECTIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL OFFICE.

SEC. 10. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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