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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.

β€œIt 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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