senate Bill S1731

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1731 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง127, State L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1866, A5758
2009-2010: S7834, A10858

S1731 - 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.

S1731 - Sponsor Memo

S1731 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1731

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Investi-
  gations and Government 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 16 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  b. It is intended that this article and the districts described there-
in completely encompass all the area within the  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 and] contain all inhabitants in this state, based on
the  Federal  Census  of  two  thousand ten, as adjusted pursuant to the
provisions of part XX of chapter fifty-seven of the laws of two thousand
ten AND EACH FEDERAL CENSUS TAKEN DECENNIALLY THEREAFTER.   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 ACCORDANCE 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 EFFEC-
TIVE 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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02623-01-3

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