Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment (2014)

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The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Michigan as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a nine member independent redistricting commission to apportion state legislative and congressional districts.[1]

The nine person commission would be made up of the following:[1]

  • Two people selected by the political party whose candidate won the previous gubernatorial election.
  • Two people selected by the political party whose candidate came in second place in the previous gubernatorial election.
  • One person selected by the speaker of the house.
  • One person selected by the minority leader of the house.
  • One person selected by the majority leader of the senate.
  • One person selected by the minority leader of the senate.
  • One person selected by the eight above mentioned members of the commission.

The amendment was introduced into the Michigan Senate as Senate Joint Resolution G.[1] A verbatim joint amendment was introduced into the Michigan House of Representatives as House Joint Resolution I.[2]

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Supporters

The following officials sponsored Senate Joint Resolution G:[1]

The following officials sponsored House Joint Resolution I:[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Michigan Constitution

In order for the state legislature to place the measure on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote is required in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan State Senate.

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