Redistricting plans for Supreme Court, other bodies approved

Lawmakers approved bills Sept. 30 that set new district boundaries for several Nebraska governmental entities for the next decade.

The proposals, introduced by the Redistricting Committee, redraw district boundaries to account for population changes. Measures approved are:

LB5, which sets district boundaries for the five Public Service Commission districts, on a 45-3 vote;
LB6, which adjusts district boundaries for the six judicial districts of the state Supreme Court, on a 46-1 vote;
LB7, which contains a redistricting plan for the eight State Board of Education districts, on a 41-7 vote;
LB8, which sets district boundaries for the eight University of Nebraska Board of Regents districts, on a 46-2 vote; and
LB14, which appropriates funds for special session expenses, on a 44-0 vote.

The bills all include an emergency clause and take effect immediately.

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