S. 2342 (110th): Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act of 2007

Introduced:
Nov 13, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tim Johnson
Senator from South Dakota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 13, 2007
Length
20 pages
Related Bills
S. 2350 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 01, 2006

S. 1332 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 13, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 13, 2007
Referred to Committee Nov 13, 2007
 
Full Title

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.

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11/13/2007--Introduced.
Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act of 2007 - Prohibits a state that has been redistricted after an apportionment from being redistricted again until after the next apportionment of Representatives, unless the state is ordered by a court to conduct such a subsequent redistricting in order to: (1) comply with the U.S. Constitution; or (2) enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Requires such redistricting to be conducted through a plan developed by the independent redistricting commission established in the state, or if such plan is not enacted into law, the redistricting plan selected by the state's highest court or developed by a U.S. district court.
Prescribes requirements for:
(1) establishment of a state independent redistricting commission;
(2) development of a redistricting plan;
(3) its submission to the state legislature;
(4) selection of a plan, under specified conditions, by the state's highest court or the U.S. District court for the district in which the capital of the state is located;
(5) special rules for redistricting conducted under a federal court order; and
(6) Election Assistance Commission payments to states for carrying out redistricting.

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