1413-S AMH BUYS VASA 051
SHB 1413 - H AMD 189
By Representative Buys
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. No new action may be filed against a political subdivision that, pursuant to a court order finding a violation of section 3 of this act, has drawn or redrawn its district boundaries, and has implemented such districts with the court's approval, unless, at the time the new action is filed:
(1) The population of protected class members within the political subdivision has significantly changed, as compared to the population when the original action was filed; and
(2) Protected class members constitute fifty percent or more of the voting age population of the political subdivision."
Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
On page 13, line 7, after "through" strike "9" and insert "10"
EFFECT: Provides that a new lawsuit cannot be brought against a political subdivision that has been subject to a Voting Rights Act challenge and has redistricted, with approval of the court, until the population within the political subdivision has significantly changed and protected class members constitute fifty percent or more of the voting age population.
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