Senate Study Bill 1278 - Introduced SENATE RESOLUTION NO. _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION RESOLUTION BY CHAIRPERSON WHITVER) A Resolution advising the legislative services agency 1 of the reasons for the Senate’s rejection of Senate 2 File 620. 3 WHEREAS, Joint Rule 24.1 requires that if either 4 house rejects a redistricting plan submitted by the 5 legislative services agency that house shall convey the 6 reasons for such rejection to the legislative services 7 agency by resolution; NOW THEREFORE, 8 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That Article III, 9 section 34 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa 10 states that “Each district so established shall be of 11 compact and contiguous territory. The state shall 12 be apportioned into senatorial and representative 13 districts on the basis of population”; and 14 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Iowa Code section 15 42.4(4) requires that districts shall be reasonably 16 compact in form to the extent consistent with the 17 requirements of population, district boundaries 18 coinciding with political subdivisions, and be of 19 convenient contiguous territory; and 20 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate requests 21 a second plan implementing the criteria established 22 in Article III, section 34 of the Constitution of 23 the State of Iowa and Iowa Code section 42.4(4), by 24 submitting a plan that better balances compactness with 25 the legally mandated population deviation. 26 -1- LSB 5044XC (1) 89 ss/rn 1/ 1