Legislative redistricting proposal passes

Senators gave final approval May 26 to a bill that sets new boundaries for the state’s 49 single-member legislative districts.

LB703, introduced by the Redistricting Committee, makes numerous boundary changes across the state to account for population shifts. Changes include making Scotts Bluff County a single district and moving District 49 from northwestern Nebraska to Sarpy County.

Among other changes, the bill also shifts Dawes, Sheridan and Grant counties from District 49 to District 43. Boyd and Rock counties move from District 43 to District 40, Custer County moves from District 43 to District 36 and Gosper County moves from District 38 to District 44.

LB703 passed on a vote of 37-9 and takes effect immediately.

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