SJR 35
Modifies the use of census data for the purposes of redistricting
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3/3/2020 - Hearing Conducted S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee
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Upon Voter Approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 35 - This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, requires that, in each year in which the U.S. Census is taken and in which the Bureau of the Census allocates incarcerated persons as residents of correctional facilities, the Department of Corrections shall deliver to the nonpartisan state demographer a report including certain information on each incarcerated person subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, including the last known address or other legal residence of the incarcerated person prior to incarceration.

The nonpartisan state demographer shall prepare redistricting population data to reflect incarcerated persons at their residential address prior to incarceration. Such data shall be the basis of representative and senatorial districts. Incarcerated persons residing at unknown geographic locations shall not be used to determine the ideal population of any district, but shall be allocated to a state unit not tied to a specific determined geography.

The data prepared by the nonpartisan state demographer shall be completed and published no later than thirty days from the date of the publishing of the decennial census data for the state.

This amendment is substantially similar to HJR 96 (2020).



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