Redistricting Reform Tracker (State Bills)
With the 2017 legislative sessions in high gear, nearly 150 bills addressing redistricting procedures have been introduced in states around the country that would change – and in some cases significantly overhaul – how redistricting is done after the 2020 Census, now less than three years away.
Our state reform tracker shows states where lawmakers have filed redistricting reform proposals. These bills include:
- Bills in 25 states that would adopt some form of a commission (advisory, backup, or independent) to draw congressional and/or legislative districts;
- Bills in 19 states that would explicitly prohibit districts lines from being drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or incumbent;
- Bills in 15 states that would ban the use of political data to draw districts.
- Bills in 22 states that would create or clarify the criteria to be used in drawing maps, such as requiring preservation of communities of interest; and
- Bills in 21 states that establish requirements for public engagement in the redistricting process.
Click on a state to see the bills filed through May 12, 2017. As legislative sessions proceed, we'll update the map to add any new bills.
For a listing of proposed federal redistricting reform legislation, visit our Congressional Bills Reform Tracker.