By Geoff Pallay
SANTA FE, New Mexico: A bill to form a redistricting committee has been introduced by Mary Helen Garcia (D) in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
According to the bill, there would be 18 members on the committee -- nine appointed by the Speaker of the House and nine by the New Mexico State Senate's Committees' Committee.
The committee would then create a plan and make recommendations to the New Mexico Legislature for implementation of the redistricting process. The newly created committee would adjourn on January 13, 2012.
Currently, the bill sits in the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
The legislature is responsible for redistricting in New Mexico. There are three U.S. Congressional districts, 42 Senate districts and House districts that will be re-drawn.