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H.R.278: John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||congress|
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|Sponsor||Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.|
|Total Cosponsors||13 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Jan. 15, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Feb. 28, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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 su...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Feb. 28, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.|
|Jan. 15, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|