The Redistricting Committee is established as a special committee of the Legislature in January of each year ending in the number 1. The committee is authorized to introduce and exercise jurisdiction over legislative bills and resolutions relating to redistricting and hold hearings regarding such legislation.
For purposes of comparisons with the proposed 2011 redistricting maps, current district maps for the US House of Representatives, Legislature, Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, State Board of Education, and Supreme Court can be found at http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/about/maps.php.
On Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Redistricting Committee introduced 5 more redistricting bills–LB 700, which changes boundaries of the public service commissioner districts; LB 701, which changes boundaries for members of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska; LB 702, which changes boundaries for members of the State Board of Education; LB 703, which changes legislative district boundaries; and LB 704, which changes congressional district boundaries.
The bills are scheduled for hearing on Friday, May 13, 2011. The committee has scheduled hearings for 9 am and 1 pm (Central Time), in Room 1525, at the State Capitol. Testimony will be received on all 5 bills at both hearings.
The hearings will also be available via videoconference at several locations throughout the state. The morning hearing will be held in Norfolk, Omaha, Columbus, and Scottsbluff, while the afternoon hearing will held in Alliance, North Platte, Hastings, and McCook.
The public is welcome to attend and testify at any of the locations.
Please watch the website for specific time and location information for your area.