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j_src_2016a_2016-10-13t09:02:15z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/13/2016



Final

4c. Vote on bill draft to repeal obsolete reapportionment laws



COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY REVISION COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
For the Committee to introduce LLS 17-0139.01, con PASS







10:06 AM -- 4c. Vote on bill draft to repeal obsolete reapportionment laws
Kate_17-0139.pdfKate_17-0139.pdf



Ms. Meyer introduced the two versions of the bills, one with a simple repeal and the other with strike type showing the language being repealed in the bill--pages and pages of obsolete districts.

Senator Steadman commented that he preferred the .01 version, the simple repeal. He added that the statute being proposed for repeal was unintelligible and thus unreadable --it is nearly all just a series of numbers (of county boundaries and census districts, etc.), and so the value of the .02 version, with the strike type, is minimized.

Senator Holbert agreed with Senator Steadman and said he couldn't imagine a legislator reading the entire bill of strike type. He added that if a member wanted to see the language in current statute that was being proposed for repeal, they could just refer to the statute. Chairperson Moreno agreed. He shared one hesitation that the .02 version shows the value of the Statutory Revision Committee and the work the members are doing. He, however, agreed to support the introduction of .01 of the bill.

Ms. Meyer added that the number of words or pages being repealed in the statute could be added to the bill summary.

Representative Arndt offered to sponsor the bill in the House and Senator Holbert offered to sponsor the bill in the Senate. The remaining SRC members will be listed as cosponsors. The Committee gave permission for the staff to make technical changes before the bill's introduction.

BILL: 4c. Vote on bill draft to repeal obsolete reapportionment laws
TIME: 10:10:04 AM
MOVED: Steadman
MOTION: For the Committee to introduce LLS 17-0139.01, concerning obsolete reapportionment districts, as an SRC bill. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED: Holbert
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kerr
Excused
Steadman
Yes
Tate
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Brad Ramming, Esq.
Patrice Bernadette Collins, Esq.
Dore
Excused
Moreno
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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