Research

  • In Minnesota, the general assembly currently draws both congressional and state legislative districts, subject to a few self-imposed constraints, and subject to federal constitutional and statutory limitations.

    Read more about Minnesota's redistricting process and 2009 proposed legislation, SF 182.

    May 5, 2010
  • This analyzes California's current redistricting process that was modified significantly by a 2008 ballot initiative.

    April 12, 2010
  • An analysis of a proposed statute in Michigan that would give the primary state legislative redistricting authority to the Legislative Service Bureau. This legislation does not affect congressional districts.

    April 12, 2010
  • In Indiana, the state legislature has primary responsibility for drawing the lines of both state legislative districts and Congress, subject to gubernatorial veto.  For congressional districts, if the legislature cannot agree on a plan by the end of the session in the year that census data is released, a “backup commission” is convened to take over the process: the commission consists of the Senate and House majority leaders, the chairs of the Senate and House apportionment committees, and one gubernatorial appointee.

    Other Resources

    April 12, 2010
  • Myrna Perez and Justin Levitt testify on HB 5914, legislation that gives the primary state legislative redistricting authority known as the Legislative Service Bureau, the nonpartisan agency currently tasked with researching and drafting statutes.

    April 12, 2010

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