SCR 18-005

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 30, 2018
  • Passed Senate Apr 30, 2018
  • Passed House May 07, 2018
  • Governor

Legislative Redistricting

Abstract

The concurrent resolution amends the state constitution to create the independent legislative redistricting commission (commission) to divide the state into state senate and state representative legislative districts. Specifically, the concurrent resolution: Specifies that the commission is appointed after each federal decennial census of the United States; Specifies that the commission consists of 12 members, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's largest political party, 4 of whom must be registered with the state's second largest political party, and 4 of whom must not be registered with any political party; Establishes the qualifications to serve on the commission and the method by which commissioners are appointed; Authorizes the commission to adopt rules and specifies how the commission is staffed, how the commission is funded, how the commission is organized, and sets forth the ethical obligations of the commissioners; Requires the commission to provide the opportunity for public involvement, including multiple hearings, the ability to propose maps, and to testify at commission hearings, and requires hearings to comply with state statutes regarding open meetings; Mandates that paid lobbying of the commission be disclosed to the secretary of state by the lobbyist within 72 hours of when the lobbying occurred or when the payment for lobbying occurred, whichever is earlier; Establishes prioritized factors for the commission to use in drawing districts, including federal requirements, the preservation of communities of interest and political subdivisions, and maximizing the number of competitive districts; Prohibits the commission from approving a map if it has been drawn for the purpose of protecting one or more members of or candidates for state legislative office or a political party, and codifies current federal law and related existing federal requirements prohibiting maps drawn for the purpose of or that results in the denial or abridgement of a person's right to vote or electoral influence on account of a person's race, ethnic origin, or membership in a protected language group; Requires at least 8 of the 12 commissioners, including at least 2 of the commissioners who are not registered with any political party, to approve a redistricting map and specifies the date by which a final map must be approved; Specifies that nonpartisan staff will draft a preliminary redistricting map and up to 3 additional maps, and, in the event of deadlock by the commission, creates a process by which nonpartisan staff submit a final map to the Supreme Court for review based on specified criteria; and Allows for judicial review of a commission approved or nonpartisan staff submitted redistricting map, and limits Supreme Court review to whether the commission or the staff committed an abuse of discretion.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this concurrent resolution as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


May 16, 2018

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 07, 2018

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 04, 2018

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

May 03, 2018

House

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 30, 2018

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Apr 27, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 26, 2018

Senate

Senate Committee on Legislative Council Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Legislative Council Appropriations

Apr 23, 2018

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Legislative Council

  • Referral-Committee
Legislative Council State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 18, 2018

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (05/04/2018) PDF
Introduced (04/18/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/27/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/30/2018) PDF
Revised (05/04/2018) PDF
Rerevised (05/07/2018) PDF
Final Act (05/16/2018) PDF
Signed Act (05/16/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/27/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/04/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/20/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/08/2018) PDF

Sources

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