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Current Status of Minnesota Redistricting Bills


SF 582 would establish redistricting principles and a 5-member advisory commission consisting of retired judges that would draft redistricting plans and submit them to the legislature. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill March 13. The companion bill, HF 1018 was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill as well, on March 6.

SF 2255 would propose a constitutional amendment that would establish redistricting principles and create a 4-member commission consisting of the leadership of the two largest parties in each chamber, that would draft a redistricting plan and adopt that plan via a 3/4 vote. The bill was recommended to pass March 13. The companion bill, HF 2421, has not received a hearing in the House.

SF 2233 would propose a constitutional amendment that would create a 5-member redistricting commission consisting of retired judges that would adopt redistricting principles and adopt a redistricting plan by majority vote. The bill has not received a hearing in the Senate. The companion bill, HF 1855, was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill on March 6.

HF 1605 would establish redistricting principles and create a 17-member advisory commission that would draft redistricting plans and submit them to the legislature. The commission would be composed of 5 retired judges and 12 members of the general public. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill on March 6, but there is no companion bill in the Senate.

For a bill to survive, it must generally be acted upon favorably by a committee in either chamber by March 15, and then be acted upon favorably by a committee in the other chamber by March 29, pursuant to HC 1 and Joint Rule 2.03.


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