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1. Constitutional Citations

 
a) Congressional Redistricting:
Article III, § 6, as amended (see Article XXVI for amendment)
b) Legislative Redistricting:
Article III, § 6, as amended (see Article XXVI for amendment)

2. Statutory or Other Citations 

 
a) Description of Current Congressional Districts:
2001 Plan of Districting for the Conn. Cong. Dists., Reapp. Commis. (Dec. 21, 2001)
b) Description of Current Legislative Districts:
2001 Plan of Districting for the Conn. State Senate and Conn. State House of Reps., Reapp. Comm. (Nov. 29, 2001)
c) Districting Principles or Procedure:
Constitution, Article III, §§ 3-5 , as amended
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 9-9, 9-10a

3. Congressional Districts

 
a) Present Number:
5
b) Prospective Number after 2010 Census:
5

4. State Legislative Districts

 
a) Senate
 
Number of Districts:
36
Number of Multimember Districts:
0
Largest Number of Seats in a District:
1
b) House
 
Number of Districts:
151
Number of Multimember Districts:
0
Largest Number of Seats in a District:
1
c) House Districts Nested within Senate Districts?
No

5. Redistricting Requirements

 
a) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Congressional Districts
Legislature, by 2/3rds vote of each chamber
b) Initial Responsibility for Drawing Legislative Districts:
Legislature, by 2/3rds vote of each chamber
c) Legislative Committee Responsible for Redistricting:
Reapportionment Committee: eight members: two from each caucus in each chamber, appointed by Senate president, Senate minority leader, House speaker, House minority leader.
d) Use Apportionment Board or Commission?
Yes, backup.
President pro tem of Senate, Senate minority leader, House speaker, House minority leader each appoint two; these eight must select a ninth within 30 days.
e) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Congressional Plan?
No
f) Gubernatorial Veto Power over Legislative Plan?
No

6. Redistricting Deadlines

 
a) Congressional Deadline:
September 15, 2011
Basis for Deadline:
Constitution, amend. XXVI
Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:
Commission must submit a plan to the Secretary of State by November 30, 2011.
b) Legislative Deadline:
September 15, 2011
Basis for Deadline:
Constitution, amend. XXVI
Effect of Failure to Meet Deadline:
Commission must submit a plan to the Secretary of State by November 30, 2011.

7. Voting Rights Act Information for the 2000s

 
Preclearance Required?
No
Justice Department Objection to Plans?
N/A

8. State Contacts

D’Ann Mazzocca
Executive Director
Office of Legislative Management
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
860/240-0100
860/240-8881 Fax
dann.mazzocca@cga.ct.gov
Dan Duffy
Principal Analyst
Office of Legislative Research
Room 5300, Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
860/240-8400
860/240-8881 Fax
dan.duffy@cga.ct.gov

Kristin Sullivan
Associate Analyst
Office of Legislative Management
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
860/240-8400
860/240-8881 Fax
kristin.sullivan@cga.ct.gov