CHAPTER 142
CONGRESSIONAL, SENATORIAL AND ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS

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Sec. 9-9. Representatives in Congress. Districts.
Sec. 9-10. Senatorial districts.
Sec. 9-10a. State senators. Senatorial districts.
Secs. 9-10b to 9-10d. State representatives. Assembly districts. Boundaries of local voting districts.
Sec. 9-11. Notice of election of congressmen and senators.

      Sec. 9-9. Representatives in Congress. Districts. For the purpose of representation in the Congress of the United States, there shall be elected in the manner provided by law one representative from each of the five congressional districts.

      (1949 Rev., S. 989; 1953, S. 509d; April, 1964, P.A. 2, S. 1; P.A. 03-170, S. 2.)

      History: 1964 act provided for six congressional districts instead of five congressional districts and one representative at large. Congressional districts as formerly established by this section declared to violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution; injunction against holding elections from said districts granted and new Congressional districts prescribed for use in the November 7, 1972, election by order of the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. Donnelley v. Meskill, (D.C. 1972) 345 F. Supp. 962; P.A. 03-170 changed number of congressional districts from six to five and deleted "into which the state shall be divided, as follows", effective June 26, 2003.

      Cited. 14 CS 421.

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      Sec. 9-10. Senatorial districts. Section 9-10 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 990; November, 1964, P.A. 2, S. 4.)

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      Sec. 9-10a. State senators. Senatorial districts. The Senate shall consist of thirty-six senators, and the state shall be divided into thirty-six districts, in each of which one senator shall be elected as follows:

      (Districts omitted.*)

      (November, 1964, P.A. 2, S. 3.)

      *Note: See Article XXVI., and Article XXX., Sec. 2, of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Connecticut re reapportionment.


      History: 1964 act set forth boundaries of thirty-six senatorial districts, effective November, 1966. Reapportionment required under Sec. 6.a of Article Third of Connecticut Constitution. No plan of districting adopted under Sec. 6.a., b., or c., of said Article. Plan of districting submitted by board empaneled under Sec. 6.d., of said Article to the secretary of the state on September 30, 1971, pursuant to Sec. 6.e., of said Article. Election of state senators and state representatives on November 7, 1972, under said plan of districting ordered by superior court for Hartford County in decision rendered August 23, 1972, in Miller et al v. Schaffer et al. Said decision confirmed by the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut in bench ruling dated October 17, 1972. 164 C. 8-31.

      Constitutionality of said plan was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 18, 1973. (See Gaffney v. Meskill, 41 U.S.L.W. 4891.) See also judgment of the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, dated April 4, 1972, in Cummings et al v. Meskill et al, 341 F. Supp. 139, (1972) and stay of judgment by the Supreme Court of the United States dated June 12, 1972, in Gaffney v. Cummings et al, 407 U.S. 902 (1972).


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      Secs. 9-10b to 9-10d. State representatives. Assembly districts. Boundaries of local voting districts. Obsolete.

      (November, 1964, P.A. 2, S. 1, 2, 6; December, 1965, P.A. 2, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 9-11. Notice of election of congressmen and senators. Section 9-11 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 172; 1953, S. 511d; P.A. 85-577, S. 23.)

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