1413-S AMH TAYL VASA 050
SHB 1413 - H AMD 146
By Representative Taylor
On page 3, line 24, after "election." insert "However, a political subdivision has an absolute defense from liability, and a finding of polarized voting is precluded, if the proportion of elected officials serving on the political subdivision's legislative body who are members of the protected class is statistically equivalent to the proportion of the voting age population who are members of the protected class."
EFFECT: Establishes an absolute defense from liability and precludes a finding of polarized voting where a protected class is already represented in the legislative body of the political subdivision in proportion to its representation within the voting age population of the political subdivision.
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