H.R. 223: John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act

Introduced:
Jan 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jan 14, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 278 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 15, 2013

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Introduced
Jan 14, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
John Barrow
Representative for Georgia's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 14, 2013
Length
21 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 278 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 2013

H.R. 2978 (Related)
Let the People Draw the Lines Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2013

 
Full Title

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.

Summary

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Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (7D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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1/14/2013--Introduced.
John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act - 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 (including provisions for holding each of its meetings in public and maintaining a public Internet site);
(2) development of a redistricting plan (including soliciting and considering public comments) and its submission to the state legislature (with public notice of plans at least seven days prior to such submission);
(3) 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;
(4) special rules for redistricting conducted under a federal court order; and
(5) Election Assistance Commission payments to states for carrying out redistricting.

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