Other State Solutions for Redistricting

Solution in Selected States: 
Back Up Commissions
Summary of Solution: 

 

Backup Commissions

State

Number of Members

Selection Requirements

Formation Date

Initial Deadline

Final Deadline

Connecticut

Conn. Const.

art. III, § 6

9

President Pro Tem of the Senate, Senate Minority Leader, Speaker of the House, and House Minority Leader each select two; these eight must select the ninth within 30 days.

After legislature fails to meet deadline (September 15, 2011)

None

November 30, 2011

Illinois

Ill. Const. art. IV, § 3

8

President of the Senate, Senate Minority Leader, Speaker of the House, and House Minority Leader each select two, one of whom is a legislator and the other is not. No more than four from the same party. If the commission fails to develop a plan by August 10, 2001, the state Supreme Court selects two persons not of the same political party, one of whom is chosen by lot to be the ninth member.

July 10, 2011 (if legislature fails to meet its deadline of June 30)

None

October 5, 2011

Mississippi

Miss. Const. art. 13, § 254

5

Chief Justice of Supreme Court is chair; Attorney General, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tem of the Senate

After legislature fails to meet deadline (60 days after end of second regular session following decennial census)

None

180 days after special apportionment session adjourns

Oklahoma Okla. Const. § V-11A

3

Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Treasurer

After legislature fails to meet deadline (90 days after convening first regular session following decennial census)

None

None

Texas

Tex. Const. art. 3, § 28

 

5

Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Commissioner of the General Land office

Within 90 days after legislature fails to meet deadline (adjournment of the first regular session following decennial census)

None

60 days after formation

 

States: 
CO
MD
MS
OR
CT
IL
OK
TX

 

 

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