senate Bill S1866

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the apportionment of senate and assembly districts in the state

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 13, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1866 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5758
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง127, State L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7834, A10858

S1866 - Summary

Relates to the apportionment of senate and assembly districts in the state; requires the population equality of such districts to be within one percent standard deviation.

S1866 - Sponsor Memo

S1866 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1866

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend the state law, in relation to apportionment of senate
  and assembly districts in the state

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision b of section 127 of the state law, as added by
chapter 35 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  b. It is intended that this article and the districts described herein
completely encompass all the area within the state. It is also  intended
that such districts apportioned on the basis of THE FEDERAL CENSUS TAKEN
IN  THE YEAR two thousand [population] TEN AND EACH FEDERAL CENSUS TAKEN
DECENNIALLY THEREAFTER, contain all the inhabitants in this state. It is
further intended that [the apportionment and districting provided for in
this article result in the creation of districts which are substantially
equal in population.   It is  also  intended  that]  no  district  shall
include  any  of  the  area included within the description of any other
district.  DISTRICTS DESCRIBED WITHIN THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE  IN  ACCORD-
ANCE  WITH SECTION TWO OF ARTICLE ONE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION,
SECTIONS FOUR AND FIVE OF ARTICLE THREE OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION AND IN
A MANNER THAT ENSURES THE FAIR  AND  EFFECTIVE  REPRESENTATION  FOR  ALL
RESIDENTS  OF  THE STATE, INCLUDING RACIAL, ETHNIC AND LANGUAGE MINORITY
GROUPS, AND ADHERE TO ALL STANDARDS  AND  PRACTICES  SET  FORTH  IN  THE
FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS ACT (42 U.S.C. SS1971 ET. SEQ.) AND OTHER RELEVANT
FEDERAL REGULATIONS. THE STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS SHALL:
  (1)  BE  DRAWN TO KEEP INTACT WITHIN A SINGLE DISTRICT THOSE NEIGHBOR-
HOODS AND COMMUNITIES WITH ESTABLISHED TIES OF COMMON INTEREST AND ASSO-
CIATION, WHETHER HISTORICAL,  RACIAL,  ECONOMIC,  ETHNIC,  RELIGIOUS  OR
OTHER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06302-01-1

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