Vote Nevada Update: Redistricting 11/13/2021

Vote Nevada Supporters,

You can watch yesterday’s legislative floor sessions to create the rules for the redistricting session and the committee meeting on the Higher Education Board of Regents redistricting maps here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Video/

The Joint Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting and Elections and Assembly Select Committee on Redistricting and Elections meets today at 10:00 am to:

Revises the election districts for members of the Legislature, members of the State Board of Education and Representatives in Congress and the petition districts for certain statewide initiatives or referendums.

You can view the hearing and review the agenda here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL//33rd2021Special/Bill/8360/Overview

You can view the proposed congressional district maps here: https://redistricting.leg.state.nv.us/legdistricting/nevada/comment_links#

The public comment rules are on the meeting agenda:

Public Comment
Under this item, public testimony is presented in person or by phone when called for by the Chair. The period of public comment by each speaker may be limited. Because of time considerations, speakers are urged to avoid repetition of testimony made by previous speakers. No public testimony is taken on matters being discussed during Work Sessions.

The Chair will announce the opening of public comment for each Agenda item during the meeting, on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
• Dial: +1 6699006833
• When prompted to provide your Meeting ID, enter, 83997974355 then press #
• When prompted for a Participant ID, press #
• To resolve any issues related to dialing for this meeting, please call (775) 684­6990

Written comments may be submitted, in lieu of testifying, by email to: SenSCRE@sen.state.nv.us or facsimile to: (775) 684­6522, during or after the meeting.

A person may also have written comments added to the meeting on the Legislative website in lieu of testifying. Written comments can be submitted by email to: SenSCRE@sen.state.nv.us or facsimile to: (775) 684­6500. You may also submit your opinion on a bill or resolution by using the Opinions application at: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/33rd2021/.

There is a work session (voting on whether to recommend to approve) on the Higher Education Board of Regents redistricting maps at 5:00 pm.  You can view the hearing and review the agenda here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL//33rd2021Special/Bill/8361/Meetings

Public comments instructions are on the meeting agenda:

Public comment.
Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to the Committee along with the sponsor’s name, contact
information, and the intent of the amendment.

Due to time limitations, the public is strongly encouraged to submit written testimony in advance of
the meeting by email at REE@asm.state.nv.us, facsimile at (775) 684-8533, or U.S. Mail postmarked within
24 hours of adjournment of the meeting to the Nevada State Assembly, 401 South Carson Street, Carson

City, Nevada 89701. If you wish to present testimony by telephone, please call (669) 900-6833 on November 13, 2021, and enter Meeting ID 870 7036 6450. In addition, please send an email to REE@asm.state.nv.us and include your name; the name of the organization you represent, if applicable; email address; telephone number; and position on the bill (for, against, or neutral), if applicable. Each caller offering testimony during this period for public comment may be limited to not more than 3 minutes.

If new meetings are schedule, those meetings will appear on this page: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

The legislature exempts itself from the Open Meeting law, so there are no rules governing when meetings are announced and agenda are posted.  This is the main reason Fair Maps Nevada proposed an independent redistricting commission bound by the Open Meeting Law last year.

Sondra

 

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