H.R. 337: Redistricting Transparency Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jim Cooper
Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 22, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 419 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011

H.R. 2758 (Related)
Redistricting Reform Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% 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]

 
Full Title

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.

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (12D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/22/2013--Introduced.
Redistricting Transparency Act of 2013 - Requires states to carry out congressional redistricting in accordance with a process under which members of the public are informed of redistricting proposals via the Internet and have the opportunity to participate in the development of such proposals prior to their adoption.
Requires each state redistricting entity to establish and maintain a public Internet site meeting specified requirements.
Requires the state redistricting entity to: (1) solicit the input of members of the public in its work to develop initial congressional redistricting plans for the state; and (2) post the proposed final plan on the Internet site at least 10 days before its adoption, as well as no later than 7 days after its adoption, together with a map, the reasons for adoption, dissenting opinions, and certain other information.

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