HR 590

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 590

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

February 9, 2011

Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California (for herself, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. COSTA, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. FARR, Mr. HONDA, Ms. LEE of California, Ms. MATSUI, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. STARK, Mr. FILNER, and Mr. SCHIFF) 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. DEVELOPMENT OF REDISTRICTING PLAN BY INDEPENDENT COMMISSION; PUBLIC NOTICE AND INPUT.

SEC. 6. SELECTION OF PLAN BY COURTS.

SEC. 7. SPECIAL RULE FOR REDISTRICTING CONDUCTED UNDER ORDER OF FEDERAL COURT.

SEC. 8. PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR CARRYING OUT REDISTRICTING.

SEC. 9. STATE APPORTIONMENT NOTICE DEFINED.

SEC. 10. CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION.

SEC. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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