1413-S AMH BUYS VASA 047
SHB 1413 - H AMD 155
By Representative Buys
"(2) Any person appointed by the judge to redistrict must be a qualified expert with experience redrawing district lines in Washington state. Persons appointed may not:
(a) Be a convicted felon or convicted of any crimes under chapter 9.35, 9.38 or 9.45 RCW;
(b) Be an official, officer, or employee of any political party;
(c) Have made political contributions to the judge's election campaign or the judge's family members' election campaigns; or
(d) Be involved with, affiliated with, related to, or employed by any person that is a party or participant in the lawsuit."
Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
EFFECT: Establishes requirements and qualifications for persons appointed by a judge to redistrict. Any person appointed must be a qualified expert in redrawing district lines in the state.
In addition, the person may not be:
· a convicted felon or a person convicted of identity crimes, crimes related to false representation, or crimes related to frauds or swindles;
· an official, officer, or employee of a political party;
· a person who has made political contributions to the judge's election campaign or the election campaigns of the judge's family members; or
· a person who is involved with, affiliated with, related to, or employed by any person that is a party or participant in the lawsuit.
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