159A 95th Legislative Session 59
AMENDMENT 159A FOR THE INTRODUCED BILL
Introduced by: Senator Heinert
An Act to provide that Native American populations be protected in the legislative redistricting process.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 2-2-41 be AMENDED:
2-2-41. Legislative policy in redistricting.
The Legislature, in making the
redistricting, determines, as a matter of policy, that the following
principles are of primary significance:
(1) Adherence to standards of population deviance as established by judicial precedent and to standards of population deviance as prescribed by S.D. Const., Art. III, § 5;
(2) Protection of communities of interest by means of compact and contiguous districts;
(3) Respect for geographical and political boundaries, specifically counties, municipalities, and community improvement districts; and
of the Native American population in counties with federal Indian
trust land; and (5) Protection
of minority voting rights consistent with the United States
Constitution, the South Dakota Constitution, and federal statutes, as
interpreted by the United States Supreme Court and other courts with
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
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