Synopsis: Redistricting. Provides that the general assembly may
establish a commission to draw congressional and legislative districts.
This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a
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 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment.
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A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 4 of
the Indiana Constitution concerning the general assembly.
to draw congressional and legislative districts according to the
number of inhabitants in each district and other criteria
established by law. If the General Assembly establishes a
commission under this subsection, the following apply:
(1) The General Assembly shall fix the number of Senators and Representatives.
(2) The districts drawn by the commission are the districts for election of members of Congress and for members of the General Assembly, respectively.
(c) The territory in each district shall be contiguous.