Bill Summary for S 2 (2016 Extra Session)

Summary date: 

Feb 18 2016
S.L. 2016-1

Bill Information:

Senate Bill 2 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 18, 2016
AN ACT TO REALIGN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING, TO COMPLY WITH THE COURT ORDER IN HARRIS V. MCCRORY.
Intro. by Rucho

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Amends GS 163-201 to divide North Carolina into 13 congressional districts to nominate and elect members of the US House of Representatives in 2016 and every two years thereafter, as follows.  

District 1 includes the following counties: Bertie, Edgecombe, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Vance, Warrren, and Washington counties, as well as specified parts of the following counties, Durham, Pitt, and Wilson.

District 2 includes the following counties: Franklin, Harnett, and Nash and specified parts of Johnston, Wake, and Wilson.

District 3 includes the following counties: Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Tyrrell, with specified parts of Pitt County.

District 4 includes the following counties: Orange and specified parts of Durham and Wake.

District 5 includes the following counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin with specified parts of Catawba County.

District 6 includes the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee, Person, Randolph, and Rockingham, with specified parts of Guilford County. 

District 7 includes the following counties: Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Sampson, and Wayne, with specified parts of Bladen and Johnston counties.

District 8 includes the following counties: Cabarrus, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, and Stanly, with specified parts of Cumberland and Rowan. 

District 9 includes the following counties: Anson, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, and Union, with specified parts of Cumberland, Bladen, and Mecklenburg. 

District 10 includes the following counties: Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk, and Rutherford, and specified parts of Buncombe, Catawba, and Iredell. 

District 11 includes the following counties: Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties, with specified parts of Buncombe County.

District 12 includes specified parts of Mecklenburg County.

District 13 includes the following counties: Davidson and Davie, and specified parts of Guilford, Iredell, and Rowan. 

Applies to elections held in the years of 2016, 2018, and 2020, unless specified action is taken by the US Supreme Court.

A map of the congressional districts proposed in the committee substitute and accompanying documents are posted on the General Assembly’s website here.

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