Statutory Revision Committee.
The general assembly formerly drew the boundaries of state senate and house of representative districts but was divested of this power upon the creation, via a ballot initiative in the 1974 general election, of the Colorado reapportionment commission. The bill repeals obsolete laws pertaining to:
- Districts drawn by the general assembly following the 1970 federal census; and
- The 6 house of representatives districts that were redrawn by the general assembly in 1998 to achieve compliance with the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' following Sanchez v. State of Colorado, 97 F.3d 1303 (10th Cir. 1996) (cert. denied May 19, 1997).
The repeal effected by the bill results in the removal of over 20,000 words from the Colorado Revised Statutes.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)