Description: TO PASS H.R. 1753, THE TABULATION OF POPULATION FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE APPORTIONMENT ACT.
Bill summary: (Measure passed House, amended, roll call #677 (356-2))
Provides that the officers of public bodies having initial responsibility for the legislative apportionment or districting of each State may, not later than three years prior to the census date, submit to the Secretary of Commerce a plan identifying the geographic areas for which specific tabulations of population are desired. Requires each such plan to be developed in accordance with criteria established by the Secretary, which he shall
furnish to such officers or public bodies not later than April 1 of the fourth year preceding the census date. Requires such criteria to include requirements which assure that such plan shall be developed in a nonpartisan manner.
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Bill titles: A bill to amend section 141 of title 13, United States Code, to provide for the transmittal of each of the several States of the tabulation of population of that State obtained in each decennial census and desired for the apportionment or districting of the legislative body or bodies of that State, in accordance with, and subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce, a plan and form suggested by that officer or public body having responsibility for legislative apportionment or districting of the State being tabulated.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-165, p. H10815;
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