HOUSE BILL No. 4779

 

June 16, 2011, Introduced by Rep. Lund and referred to the Committee on Redistricting and Elections.

 

     A bill to amend 2001 PA 116, entitled

 

"An act to divide this state into 110 representative and 38

senatorial districts; and to prescribe the powers and duties of

certain state departments and officers,"

 

by amending the title and sections 3 and 6 (MCL 4.2003 and 4.2006)

 

and by adding sections 1a, 2a, and 5a; and to repeal acts and parts

 

of acts.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

TITLE

 

     An act to divide this state into 110 representative and 38

 

senatorial districts; to make appropriations; and to prescribe the

 

powers and duties of certain state departments and officers.

 

     Sec. 1a. This state is divided into 110 representative

 

districts. For terms of office beginning on or after January 1,

 

2013, the districts are constituted and numbered as follows:


 

     DISTRICT 001

 

     DISTRICT 002

 

     DISTRICT 003

 

     DISTRICT 004

 

     DISTRICT 005

 

     DISTRICT 006

 

     DISTRICT 007

 

     DISTRICT 008

 

     DISTRICT 009

 

     DISTRICT 010

 

     DISTRICT 011

 

     DISTRICT 012

 

     DISTRICT 013

 

     DISTRICT 014

 

     DISTRICT 015

 

     DISTRICT 016

 

     DISTRICT 017

 

     DISTRICT 018

 

     DISTRICT 019

 

     DISTRICT 020

 

     DISTRICT 021

 

     DISTRICT 022

 

     DISTRICT 023

 

     DISTRICT 024

 

     DISTRICT 025

 

     DISTRICT 026

 

     DISTRICT 027


 

     DISTRICT 028

 

     DISTRICT 029

 

     DISTRICT 030

 

     DISTRICT 031

 

     DISTRICT 032

 

     DISTRICT 033

 

     DISTRICT 034

 

     DISTRICT 035

 

     DISTRICT 036

 

     DISTRICT 037

 

     DISTRICT 038

 

     DISTRICT 039

 

     DISTRICT 040

 

     DISTRICT 041

 

     DISTRICT 042

 

     DISTRICT 043

 

     DISTRICT 044

 

     DISTRICT 045

 

     DISTRICT 046

 

     DISTRICT 047

 

     DISTRICT 048

 

     DISTRICT 049

 

     DISTRICT 050

 

     DISTRICT 051

 

     DISTRICT 052

 

     DISTRICT 053

 

     DISTRICT 054


 

     DISTRICT 055

 

     DISTRICT 056

 

     DISTRICT 057

 

     DISTRICT 058

 

     DISTRICT 059

 

     DISTRICT 060

 

     DISTRICT 061

 

     DISTRICT 062

 

     DISTRICT 063

 

     DISTRICT 064

 

     DISTRICT 065

 

     DISTRICT 066

 

     DISTRICT 067

 

     DISTRICT 068

 

     DISTRICT 069

 

     DISTRICT 070

 

     DISTRICT 071

 

     DISTRICT 072

 

     DISTRICT 073

 

     DISTRICT 074

 

     DISTRICT 075

 

     DISTRICT 076

 

     DISTRICT 077

 

     DISTRICT 078

 

     DISTRICT 079

 

     DISTRICT 080

 

     DISTRICT 081


 

     DISTRICT 082

 

     DISTRICT 083

 

     DISTRICT 084

 

     DISTRICT 085

 

     DISTRICT 086

 

     DISTRICT 087

 

     DISTRICT 088

 

     DISTRICT 089

 

     DISTRICT 090

 

     DISTRICT 091

 

     DISTRICT 092

 

     DISTRICT 093

 

     DISTRICT 094

 

     DISTRICT 095

 

     DISTRICT 096

 

     DISTRICT 097

 

     DISTRICT 098

 

     DISTRICT 099

 

     DISTRICT 100

 

     DISTRICT 101

 

     DISTRICT 102

 

     DISTRICT 103

 

     DISTRICT 104

 

     DISTRICT 105

 

     DISTRICT 106

 

     DISTRICT 107

 

     DISTRICT 108


 

     DISTRICT 109

 

     DISTRICT 110

 

     Sec. 2a. This state is divided into 38 senatorial districts.

 

For terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 2015, the

 

districts are constituted and numbered as follows:

 

     DISTRICT 001

 

     DISTRICT 002

 

     DISTRICT 003

 

     DISTRICT 004

 

     DISTRICT 005

 

     DISTRICT 006

 

     DISTRICT 007

 

     DISTRICT 008

 

     DISTRICT 009

 

     DISTRICT 010

 

     DISTRICT 011

 

     DISTRICT 012

 

     DISTRICT 013

 

     DISTRICT 014

 

     DISTRICT 015

 

     DISTRICT 016

 

     DISTRICT 017

 

     DISTRICT 018

 

     DISTRICT 019

 

     DISTRICT 020

 

     DISTRICT 021

 

     DISTRICT 022


 

     DISTRICT 023

 

     DISTRICT 024

 

     DISTRICT 025

 

     DISTRICT 026

 

     DISTRICT 027

 

     DISTRICT 028

 

     DISTRICT 029

 

     DISTRICT 030

 

     DISTRICT 031

 

     DISTRICT 032

 

     DISTRICT 033

 

     DISTRICT 034

 

     DISTRICT 035

 

     DISTRICT 036

 

     DISTRICT 037

 

     DISTRICT 038

 

     Sec. 3. (1) The secretary of state shall prepare a map and a

 

legal description of each district constituted under this act. The

 

legal description shall be in terms of political subdivisions, such

 

as counties, cities, and townships; man-made features, such as

 

streets, roads, highways, and railroads; and natural features, such

 

as waterways, which political subdivisions and man-made and natural

 

features form the boundaries of the district. The secretary of

 

state shall convey the map and legal description of each district

 

to the legislature and the governor.

 

     (2) For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, there is

 

appropriated for the department of state the sum of $30,000.00 for


 

the costs incurred by the secretary of state in complying with

 

subsection (1).

 

     Sec. 5a. All of the following apply to the redistricting plans

 

in sections 1a and 2a:

 

     (a) The number of county breaks in the redistricting plans is

 

determined by the following principles:

 

     (i) Breaking a county line means assigning part of the

 

population of a county to 1 or more counties in the formation of a

 

district.

 

     (ii) If population is shifted from a county to a single

 

election district, including a district from 2 geographically

 

separate whole cities or whole townships, there is 1 break. Except

 

as provided in subparagraph (iii), if population from a county is

 

shifted to 2 or more election districts, there are 2 or more

 

breaks.

 

     (iii) If 1 part of a county is shifted to a district and the

 

rest of the county is shifted to another district, there is 1

 

break.

 

     (b) The number of municipal breaks in the redistricting plans

 

is determined by the following principles:

 

     (i) Breaking a municipal line means assigning part of the

 

population of a municipality to 1 or more municipalities or

 

counties in the formation of a district.

 

     (ii) If population is shifted from a municipality to a single

 

election district, there is 1 break. Except as provided in

 

subparagraph (iii), if population from a municipality is shifted to 2

 

or more election districts, there are 2 or more breaks.


 

     (iii) If 1 part of a municipality is shifted to a district and

 

the rest of the municipality is shifted to another district, there

 

is 1 break.

 

     (iv) If the boundary of a city, which is located in more than 1

 

county, is broken in order to preserve a county boundary, that does

 

not count as a municipal break.

 

     (c) The redistricting plans were designed to comply fully with

 

both section 2 of the voting rights act of 1965, 42 USC 1973, and

 

the requirements of the equal protection clause of amendment XIV of

 

the constitution of the United States. However, the plans do not

 

sacrifice traditional neutral principles, such as, most

 

importantly, the Michigan constitutional principles of preservation

 

of county and municipal boundaries, for the purpose of engaging in

 

a gerrymander that unnecessarily favors 1 racial group over others.

 

     (d) The plans further the underlying purpose of the state

 

constitution of 1963 by facilitating effective representation in

 

the legislature where elected representatives can advance the

 

shared interests of unified municipalities or counties. They do so

 

without sacrificing voting rights act of 1965 principles, equal

 

electoral opportunities, or racial fairness.

 

     (e) The redistricting plan for the house of representatives

 

consists of 110 single-member districts composed of convenient

 

territories contiguous by land.

 

     (f) The redistricting plan for the senate consists of 38

 

single-member districts composed of convenient territories

 

contiguous by land.

 

     Sec. 6. As used in this act:


 

     (a) "Block" means block as that term is used by the United

 

States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting

 

the 2000 2010 decennial census.

 

     (b) "Tract" means tract as that term is used by the United

 

States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting

 

the 2000 2010 decennial census.

 

     Enacting section 1. Sections 1 and 2 of 2001 PA 116, MCL

 

4.2001 and 4.2002, are repealed.