Congressional redistricting bill passed

Senators passed a bill May 26 that sets new boundaries for the state’s three congressional districts.

LB704, introduced by the Redistricting Committee, shifts a number of counties from Congressional District 1 to District 3 to account for population shifts from western to eastern Nebraska. District 3 now reaches from border to border across the northern and southern boundaries of the state.

The bill also shifts areas of eastern Sarpy County from District 2 to District 1, and western areas of the county from District 1 to District 2.

The bill passed on a vote of 35-11 with the emergency clause and takes effect immediately.

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