Redistricting commission; establishment; meetings
Sec. 2. (a) If a session of the general assembly adjourns without having complied with the requirements of section 1 of this chapter or if for any other reason at any time the state finds itself without a valid congressional district law, a redistricting commission shall be established which shall consist of the speaker of the house, the president pro tem of the senate, the chairman of the senate and house committees responsible for legislative apportionment and a fifth member who shall be appointed by the governor from the membership of the general assembly.
(b) The redistricting commission shall meet within thirty (30) days after adjournment of the general assembly at a time and place designated by the president pro tem of the senate and shall adopt a congressional redistricting plan in accordance with this chapter.
(c) Any plan so adopted shall be signed by a majority of the redistricting committee and submitted to the governor who forthwith shall issue and publish his executive order establishing congressional districts in accordance with the plan so adopted and directing the commission to place such congressional districts in effect for the primary and general elections next succeeding such general assembly. Congressional districts so established shall continue in effect until changed by statute.
(Formerly: Acts 1969, c.93, s.2.) As amended by P.L.2-1988, SEC.2; P.L.3-1993, SEC.2; P.L.2-1996, SEC.1.