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John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act

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Official Title as Introduced

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.


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Date
03/10/2015Introduced in House

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Date
03/31/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/10/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/10/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary03/10/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice03/31/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/10/2015)

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 submission to the state legislature (with public notice of plans at least seven days prior to such submission); (3) selection of a plan, under specified conditions, by the state's highest court or the U.S. district court for the district in which the capital of the state is located; (4) special rules for redistricting conducted under a federal court order; and (5) Election Assistance Commission payments to states for carrying out redistricting.