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6 subsection 5. If the plan does not meet the standards
7 of section 42.4, the state commissioner shall reject
8 the plan, and the board of supervisors shall direct
9 the commission to prepare and adopt an acceptable
10 plan."
11 8. Page 9, by inserting after line 17, the
12 following:
13 "Sec. . Section 331.210A, Code 2001, is amended
14 by adding the following new subsection:
15 NEW SUBSECTION. 5. SUPERVISOR REPRESENTATION PLAN
16 REVIEW.
17 a. A supervisor representation plan approved by
18 the board of supervisors under this section shall be
19 submitted to the state commissioner of elections for
20 review and approval. The state commissioner shall
21 determine if all legal requirements applicable to the
22 plan have been met, including compliance with the
23 standards of section 42.4, prior to approving the
24 plan. If the applicable legal requirements have not
25 been met, the state commissioner shall make or cause
26 to be made the necessary changes as permitted by
27 section 321.209, subsection 4, or shall require the
28 board of supervisors to direct the commission to
29 prepare and adopt an acceptable plan.
30 b. (1) For purposes of determining whether a
31 supervisor representation plan has met the statutory
32 requirement that a plan not be drawn for improper
33 political reasons, an eligible elector may file a
34 complaint with the state commissioner of elections
35 within fourteen days after a plan has been approved by
36 the board of supervisors of the county in which the
37 eligible elector resides, on a form prescribed by the
38 state commissioner, alleging that the plan was drawn
39 for improper political reasons. The eligible elector
40 filing a complaint under this paragraph shall post a
41 bond in the amount of two hundred dollars. For
42 purposes of this paragraph, "a plan drawn for improper
43 political reasons" means a plan approved by the board
44 that contains at least one district that has been
45 drawn for one or more of the purposes prohibited in
46 section 42.4, subsection 5, or a plan approved by the
47 board in which consideration was given to one or more
48 prohibited factors listed in section 49.3, subsection
49 4, paragraph "d".
50 (2) If a complaint is filed with the state

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1 commissioner of elections under this paragraph "b",
2 the state commissioner shall promptly forward the
3 complaint to the ethics and campaign disclosure board
4 established in section 68B.32 for its review and


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