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The Legislative and Executive Branch Committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission discussed the one subject rule contained in the Ohio Constitution, as well as amending the Ohio Constitutional to reform Congressional Redistricting.  See OCMC Press Release.   View meeting materials, including expert reports, here.

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Ohio’s Home-Rule Amendment: Why Ohio’s General Assembly Creating Regional Governments would Combat the Regional Race to the Bottom under Current Home-Rule Principles Jonathon Angarola A Citizen’s Guide to Redisticting Reform Through Referendum Grayson Keith Sieg

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SJR 2 ,introduced on July 22, 2015, reforms congressional redistricting in Ohio to make it more nonpartisan.  A similar proposal is pending in the Ohio House, H.J.R. 2. See Columbus Dispatch: Ohio senators push for congressional redistricting See our prior post Ohio Can Proceed with Congressional Redistricting Reforms – SCOTUS Approves Independent Redistricting Commissions

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The U.S. Supreme Court found that nonpartisan citizen commissions may draw lines for Congressional districts, instead of state legislatures.  See Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Indep. Redistricting Comm’n, No. 13-1314 (U.S. June 29, 2015).  Now Ohio can move forward with H.J.R. 2, a proposal to amend the Ohio Constitution to make the redistricting process more […]

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If you are interested in addressing a committee or the Commission, please contact Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission at 614.644.2022. The following meetings will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, April 9, 2015: 9:30 a.m. Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee – Room 018 of the Ohio Statehouse.  Presentation:  […]

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Yesterday, H.J.R. 2, a proposal to revise the redistricting process for congressional districts, was introduced in the Ohio House.  The proposal would, via new language added to the Ohio Constitution, create an independent Ohio Redistricting Commission and take the redistricting process out of the hands of the state legislature.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard […]

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The Ohio House approved the Ohio Senate’s amended version of  HJR 12, which would amend the Ohio Constitution in order to make the process for Ohio legislative redistricting more nonpartisan.  In November 2015, Ohio voters will decide whether to approve the constitutional amendment.  See   (Joint resolutions do not need approval by the governor as […]

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The Ohio Senate passed a version of  HJR 12, the Ohio House of Representative’s plan to amend the Ohio Constitution to making drawing a districting map for Ohio legislative elections more nonpartisan.  See our prior post Ohio House passes Redistricting Reform Measure.  “In the Senate-approved version, the second time the panel doesn’t get minority approval, […]

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The Ohio House passed HJR 12 , which would change the way state legislative districts are created, if voters approve this amendment to the Ohio Constitution.  The hope is to make the redistricting process more bipartisan.  Modifications were made to the previous language of HJR 12.  See our prior post New Ohio Redistricting Idea Proposed […]

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Rep. Huffman recently introduced new plans for redistricting reform, set out in HJR 11 and HJR 12. See New Ohio Redistricting Idea Proposed with Only Weeks Left in the Legislative Session.  Democrats have their own proposal, based on SJR 1, an earlier redistricting proposal. Under the Democratic proposal, there would be no consideration given to […]

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