SJR 37 Requires all meetings of apportionment commissions to be conducted in public and prohibits commission members from serving in the General Assembly for six years after service on commission
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 4678L.02C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/10/2012 - HCS Voted Do Pass H Rules Pursuant Committee Journal Page:
Title: HCS SJR 37 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon voter approval
House Handler: Schad

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SJR 37 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, provides that all meetings of any Senate or House apportionment commission, including any appellate apportionment commission, shall be public, and that such commissions shall be subject to general laws concerning open records and open meetings. The resolution further prohibits any member of an apportionment commission created for redistricting the House of Representatives or the Senate from serving as a member of the General Assembly for six years following their appointment to the commission by the Governor. Under current provisions of the Constitution, such members are prohibited from serving in the General Assembly for four years after the filing of the statement and map with the Secretary of State.

This resolution contains provisions that are similar to SJR 48 (2012).