2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
September 23, 2021 - Introduced by Representative Vos, cosponsored by Senator
LeMahieu. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR80,1,1 1Relating to: public policy regarding plans that establish state legislative districts.
AJR80,1,32 Whereas, the Wisconsin Constitution requires the legislature to reapportion
3the state legislative districts after each federal census; now, therefore, be it
AJR80,1,5 4Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That it is the public
5policy of this state that plans establishing legislative districts should:
AJR80,1,66 1. Comply with the federal and state law;
AJR80,1,97 2. Give effect to the principle that every citizen's vote should count the same
8by creating districts with nearly equal population, having population deviations that
9are well below that which is required by the U.S. Constitution;
AJR80,1,1210 3. Retain as much as possible the core of existing districts, thus maintaining
11existing communities of interest, and promoting the equal opportunity to vote by
12minimizing disenfranchisement due to staggered Senate terms;
AJR80,1,1313 4. Contain districts that are compact;
AJR80,1,1414 5. Contain districts that are legally contiguous;
AJR80,1,1515 6. Respect and maintain whole communities of interest where practicable;
17. Avoid municipal splits unless unavoidable or necessary to further another
2principle stated above, and when splitting municipalities, respect current municipal
3ward boundaries;
AJR80,2,54 8. Promote continuity of representation by avoiding incumbent pairing unless
5necessary to further another principle stated above; and
AJR80,2,96 9. Contain districts that follow natural boundaries where practicable and
7consistent other principles, including geographic features such as rivers and lakes,
8manufactured boundaries such as major highways, and political boundaries such as
9county lines.
AJR80,2,1010 (End)