STATEHOUSE (Dec. 18, 2017) — State Sens. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) and Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) filed a bill today addressing redistricting reform.
Senate Bill 159 would create a nine-member redistricting commission, with members appointed by each of the four caucuses as well as five at-large members selected from a pool of applicants. The commission will draw maps subject to approval by the Indiana General Assembly.
“Redistricting reform is something that comes up at all of my town hall meetings and is important to my constituents,” Ruckelshaus said. “With this bill, redistricting will be more open and transparent with selected members holding hearings and meetings throughout the process.”
“As a member of the Indiana Senate, transparency is of utmost importance to me,” Bohacek said. “I look forward to future conversations on how we can make redistricting more effective here in the state of Indiana.”
The Indiana General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday, Jan. 3.