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2-2-41 Legislative policy in redistricting.
Legislative policy in redistricting.
The Legislature, in making the 2011 redistricting,
determines, as a matter of policy, that the following principles are of primary significance:
Adherence to standards of population deviance as established by judicial precedent and
to standards of population deviance as prescribed by S.D. Const., Art. III, § 5;
Protection of communities of interest by means of compact and contiguous districts;
Respect for geographical and political boundaries; and
Protection of minority voting rights consistent with the United States Constitution, the
South Dakota Constitution, and federal statutes, as interpreted by the United States
Supreme Court and other courts with jurisdiction.
SL 2011 (SS), ch 1, § 1, eff. Jan. 23, 2012.