Missouri Senate to consider 2 redistricting plans today
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Missouri senators are expected this morning to debate two different proposals to redraw the state’s congressional district lines.
On a 4-3 vote Monday afternoon, the Senate’s special Redistricting Committee sent the House-passed version to the full Senate for debate.
A week ago, the same committee voted unanimously to send the Senate’s version to the full chamber.
Senate Floor Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, said Monday both bills likely will be debated this morning, with the House-passed version going first.
But he’s not sure either bill will get a final vote today.
The House plan has some differences from the Senate’s plan.
“It’s another viewpoint that I think all the members of the Senate should see,” Chairman Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, told reporters.