PUB 700157: Redistricting Amendments by Brett Rahall
ARTICLE III: LEGISLATURE, Section 20. Standards for establishing congressional district boundaries.
SECTION 20.Standards for establishing congressional district boundaries.
In establishing congressional district boundaries:
- No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent; and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process or to diminish their ability to elect representatives of their choice; and districts shall consist of contiguous territory.
- Unless compliance with the standards in this subsection conflicts with the standards in subsection (a) or with federal law, districts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable; districts shall be compact; and districts shall, where feasible, utilize existing
politicaland geographical boundaries.
- The order in which the standards within subsections (a) and (b) of this section are set forth shall not be read to establish any priority of one standard over the other within that subsection.