H.R.2248 - Redistricting Reform Act of 2007

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. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Redistricting Reform Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: 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. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Redistricting Reform 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) comp

Official Summary

Redistricting Reform 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 according to:
(1) a plan developed by the independent redistricting commission established in the state; or
(2) 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.Provides for:
(1) establishment by each state of an independent bi-partisan redistricting commission;
(2) development by such commission of a redistricting plan;
(3) submission of the plan to, and consideration and enactment of a plan by, the state legislature;
(4) selection of a plan by the state's highest court or development of a plan by the U.S. district court, under specified conditions;
(5) special rules for redistricting conducted under a federal court order;
(6) Election Assistance Commission payments to states for carrying out redistricting;
(7) civil enforcement to carry out this Act; and
(8) the right of action for a person who is aggrieved by a violation of this Act.

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