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HF 1427

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/11/2011 09:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to redistricting; adopting congressional and legislative districting plans
for use in 2012 and thereafter; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections
2.031, subdivision 1; 2.731; 2.91, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2010, sections 2.031, subdivision 2; 2.444; 2.484.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 2.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Legislative districts.

new text begin(a) new text endThe representatives in the senate and house
of representatives are apportioned throughout the state in 67 senate districts and 134 house
of representatives districts. Each senate district is entitled to elect one senator and each
house of representatives district is entitled to elect one representative.

new text begin (b) Legislative redistricting plan L...., on file with the Geographic Information
Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission and published on its Web site
on ......., 2011, describes the legislative districts within this state. Each senate district is
composed of the two house districts, A and B, of the same number.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 2.731, is amended to read:


2.731 NUMBER OF DISTRICTS.

new text begin (a) new text endThe state of Minnesota is divided into eight congressional districts, each of which
is entitled to elect one representative to the Congress of the United States of America.

new text begin (b) Congressional redistricting plan C...., on file with the Geographic Information
Systems Office of the Legislative Coordinating Commission and published on its Web site
on ......., 2011, describes the congressional districts within this state.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 2.91, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Distribution.

Upon enactment of a redistricting plan for the
legislature or for Congress, the Legislative Coordinating Commission shall deposit the
plan with the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall provide copies of the relevant
portions of the redistricting plan to each county auditor, who shall provide a copy of the
relevant portions of the plan to each municipal clerk within the county. The secretary of
state, with the cooperation of the commissioner of administration, shall make copies of the
plan file, maps, and tables available to the public for the cost of publication. deleted text beginThe revisor of
statutes shall code a metes and bounds description of the districts in Minnesota Statutes.
deleted text end

Sec. 4. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 2.031, subdivision 2; 2.444; and 2.484, new text end new text begin are
repealed.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective for the state primary election in 2012 and thereafter.
new text end