Massachusetts House to vote on redistricting committee bill
The bill -- S9 -- was already approved by the Massachusetts State Senate. If -- and likely when -- it is passed by the House and signed by the governor, a 28-member committee would be formed. This committee would be composed of:
- 7 senators appointed by the President of the Senate, Therese Murray (D) (including at least 1 minority party member)
- 21 representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo (D) (including at least 4 minority party members).
Today, S 9 was reported out of the Steering, Policy and Scheduling Committee. A vote is expected during the next sitting.
Earlier this year, a bill to create an independent redistricting commission was defeated. Senator Stanley Rosenberg (D) said that evidence does not support the conclusion that independent commissions draw better maps.
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