H.R.4094 - Redistricting Reform Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] (Introduced 10/20/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4094 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/20/2005)
Redistricting Reform Act of 2005 - 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 of a state independent bi-partisan redistricting commission; (2) development of a redistricting plan; (3) its submission to the state legislature; (4) selection of a plan, under specified conditions, by the state's highest court or the U.S. district court; (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.