1048-S.E AMS SHOR S2945.1
ESHB 1048 - S AMD 277
By Senator Short
NOT ADOPTED 04/05/2023
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Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
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EFFECT: (1) Removes language allowing courts to find a violation of the Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA) has occurred if the affected protected class is not compact in the political subdivision.
(2) Requires that coalitions of multiple protected classes jointly filing a claim of a WVRA violation demonstrate that each member of the coalition is internally cohesive.
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