New York Redistricting Commission Amendment, Proposal 1 (2014)

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The New York Redistricting Commission Amendment, Proposal 1 was on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of New York as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. where it was approved. The measure was designed to create a redistricting commission to establish state senate, assembly and congressional districts. [1]

Proposal 1's redistricting commission is composed of ten members: [1]

  • Two members appointed by the temporary president of the senate .
  • Two members appointed by the speaker of the assembly .
  • Two members appointed by the minority leader of the senate .
  • Two members appointed by the minority leader of the assembly .
  • Two members appointed by

    the eight legislatively appointed members. Neither could have been enrolled in the top two legislative officeholding political parties in the state.

The commission is required to hold 12 public hearings during the process of redistricting.

If the legislature were to reject the commission’s plan twice, the legislature would amend the commission’s plan as deemed necessary.

There was a debate as to whether the redistricting commission was better described as "independent" or "bipartisan." On September 17, 2014, Judge Patrick McGrath ruled in Lieb vs. Walsh that the word "independent" must be struck from the ballot measure's language. [3]

Election results

Below are the official, certified election results:

Source: ballotpedia.org

Category: Forex

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