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By Walter Rubel | March 8, 2021
A compromise bill establishing procedures for the upcoming redistricting effort passed through the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously Saturday, March 6, and now moves to a vote of the full Senate.
Senate Bill 15 maintains an independent commission to redraw district maps, but would not require the Legislature to select a map without making changes to it, as was originally proposed by a task force headed by retired New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez and retired state Court of Appeals Judge Roderick Kennedy.
“It moves us in that direction, and yet it is also constitutional under our current structure,” said sponsor Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque.
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