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Commission 2001 Timeline

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March 23, 2001—The U.S. Census Bureau delivered the 2000 census population, race and ethnicity data for Idaho. Idaho's 2000 population: 1,293,953, a 28.5 percent growth rate from 1990. The growth was concentrated primarily in Kootenai, Canyon and Ada counties with the rest of the state experiencing little change in population.

June 5, 2001—Idaho Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa issued an order officially forming the commission.

Aug. 22, 2001—Plan C15, a two-district congressional redistricting plan, is approved by the commission. Plan L66, a 35-district legislative redistricting plan, is approved by the commission.

Nov. 29, 2001—In Smith et al v. Idaho Commission on Redistricting et al, a unanimous Idaho Supreme Court ruled Plan L66 unconstitutional. The court directed the commission to adopt a new legislative redistricting plan.

Jan. 8, 2002—Plan L91, a 35-district legislative redistricting plan, is adopted by the commission.

March 1, 2002—In Bingham County et al v. Idaho Commission on Redistricting et al, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Plan L91 violated the U.S. Constitution and ordered a new plan.

March 9, 2002—Plan L97, a 35-district legislative redistricting plan, is adopted by the commission.

April 19, 2002—Idaho Supreme Court denied the final two petitions challenging Plan L97.

Fall 2008—Idaho Legislative Services Office compiles maps of every voting precinct in the state and forwards to Census Bureau.

April 2011—Census delivers 2010 data to states; redistricting begins anew.

Source: Idaho Legislative Services