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HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 7
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HJM007........................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
STATE REDISTRICTING - Stating findings of the Legislature and urging Congress
to adopt and submit to the states an amendment to reestablish the right of the
states to follow the districting pattern of the Congress of the United States,
with the Senate by county and the House of Representatives by population.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 7
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS
3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF
4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
5 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the
6 State of Idaho assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh
7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
8 WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States establishes a republican
9 form of government; and
10 WHEREAS, through many years of history, state legislatures followed this
11 pattern established in the Congress of the United States; and
12 WHEREAS, decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States have mandated
13 a contradictory form to be applied to the Senate and House of Representatives
14 of the states; and
15 WHEREAS, we find that the states would be better served by adherence to
16 the original intent of the founders; and
17 WHEREAS, it will be necessary to submit an amendment to the Constitution
18 of the United States to reestablish the original republican form in the state
20 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
21 of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
22 Senate concurring therein, that we urge the Congress of the United States to
23 adopt and submit to the states an amendment to reestablish the right of the
24 states to follow the districting pattern of the Congress of the United States
25 with the Senate by county and the House of Representatives by population.
26 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
27 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
28 Memorial to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Repre-
29 sentatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the
30 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to call for an amendment to
the United States Constitution affirming the right of the states
to reestablish the original republican form of government in the
No impact to the general fund.
Name: Dr. Greg Nelson
Idaho Farm Bureau
Name: Rep. Eulalie Langford
Name: Senator Mel Richardson
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 7