21.115.13 96th Legislative Session 0
Introduced by: Senator Bolin
An Act to provide for counties and municipalities 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 and municipalities; and
(4) 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 jurisdiction.
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
indicate deleted language.