Louisiana Redistricting:  The 2000s  
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1. Constitutional Citations   
a) Congressional Redistricting: none
b) Legislative Redistricting:  Art. III, §6
2. Statutory Citations    
a) Description of Current Congressional Districts: R.S. 18:1276.1
b) Description of Current Legislative Districts: R.S. 24: 35 & 24:35.4
b) Description of Current Supreme Court Districts: R.S. 13:101
b) Description of Current PSC Districts: R.S. 45:1161.3
b) Description of Current BESE Districts:  R.S. 17:2.1
c) Other Statutes Governing Congressional or Legislative Redistricting Procedure:  None
3. Congressional Districts   
a) Present Number: 7
b) Prospective Number after 2000 Census: 7
4. State Legislative Districts  
a) Senate   
Number of Districts:  39
Number of Multimember Districts: 0
Largest Number of Seats in a District: 1
b) House  
Number of Districts:  105
Number of Multimember Districts: 0
Largest Number of Seats in a District: 1
c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts? no
5. Supreme Court Districts  
Number of Districts: 7
Number of Multimember Districts: 0
Largest Number of Seats in a District: 1
6. Public Service Commission   
Number of Districts: 5
Number of Multimember Districts:  0
Largest Number of Seats in a District: 1
7. Board of Elementary & Secondary Education  
Number of Districts:   8
Number of Multimember Districts: 0
Largest Number of Seats in a District: 1
8. Redistricting Requirements  
a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts: Legislature
b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts: Legislature
b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Supreme Court Districts: Legislature
b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing PSC Districts: Legislature
b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing BESE Districts: Legislature
c) House Committee Responsible for Redistricting.  House & Gov Affairs
d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission? No
e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?   Yes
f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan? Yes
f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Supreme Court Plan? Yes
f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over PSC Plan? Yes
f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over BESE Plan? Yes
9. Redistricting Deadlines  
a) Congressional Deadline: None
Basis for Deadline: N/A
Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:  N/A
b) Legislative Deadline:  Dec 31, 2001
Basis for Deadline:  Constitution, Art. III, §6
Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline: Supreme Court may redistrict legislature
10. House Contact  

Staff of the Reapportionment Subcommittee

House & Governmental Affairs Committee

P. O. Box 44486

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-4486

 

Telephone:  225-342-2403    Fax:  225-342-0768

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