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Elections Code - ELEC

DIVISION 21. STATE AND LOCAL REAPPORTIONMENT [21000 - 23004]

  ( Division 21 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )
  

CHAPTER 9. Advisory and Independent Redistricting Commissions [23000 - 23004]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 784, Sec. 3. )

  
23000.  

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Advisory redistricting commission” means a body that recommends to a legislative body placement of the district boundaries for that legislative body.

(b) “Family member” means a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or in-law.

(c) “Hybrid redistricting commission” means a body that recommends to a legislative body two or more maps for the placement of the district boundaries for that legislative body, where the legislative body must adopt one of those maps without modification, except as may be required to comply with state or federal law.

(d) “Independent redistricting commission” means a body, other than a legislative body, that is empowered to adopt the district boundaries of a legislative body.

(e) “Legislative body” means a county board of supervisors, a city council of a general law city, a governing board of a school district, a governing board of a community college district, or an elected governing board of a special district.

(f) “Local jurisdiction” means a county, general law city, school district, community college district, or special district. “Local jurisdiction” does not include a charter city.

(g) “Redistricting” means either districting or redistricting.

(h) “Spouse” means a spouse or registered domestic partner.

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 90, Sec. 28. (AB 1276) Effective January 1, 2021.)