Summary: H.R.10925 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.10925. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/16/1973)

Congressional Districting Act - Directs each State to establish a redistricting commission composed of 5 members appointed as follows: the majority and minority leaders of each house of the State legislature shall each appoint one member and the highest court in the State shall apoint one member.

Directs each commission to formulate a plan for Congressional redistricting within 180 days of appointment of the commission. Calls for public hearings, publication of the plan in the Federal Register, adoption of the plan 60 days after publication, and appliciability of the plan until the next census.

Provides that no district shall contain a number of persons which differs by more than one percent from the quotient obtained by dividing the population of the State by the number of representatives to which the State is entitled.

Directs the Commission to provide for fair representation for all peoples, take cognizance of communities of interest, strive for district representation for the city, suburban and rural areas, and follow existing political subdivision boundaries to the maximum extent practicable.

Provides for judicial review of commission decisions in the federal district courts. (Amends 2 U.S.C. 2)