Introduced Version



Citations Affected: Article 4 of the Indiana Constitution.

Synopsis: Apportionment based on number of U.S. citizens. Proposes an amendment to the Indiana Constitution requiring the general assembly to apportion senators and representatives based on the number of United States citizens in each district. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a general assembly.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.


    January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 4 of the Indiana Constitution concerning the general assembly.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: CON 4; (09)HJ9202.1. -->     SECTION 1. ARTICLE 4, SECTION 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 5. The General Assembly elected during the year in which a federal decennial census is taken shall fix by law the number of Senators and Representatives and apportion them among districts according to the number of inhabitants United States citizens in each district, as revealed by that federal decennial census. The territory in each district shall be contiguous.