House Bill No. 6748
               House Bill No. 6748

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-116


AN ACT CONCERNING VOTING DISTRICT MAPS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. (NEW)  (a)  The  town  clerk of any
municipality (1) which  is  divided between two or
more assembly districts,  two  or  more senatorial
districts or two  or  more congressional districts
or (2) which  is  not  divided  between  any  such
districts but is  divided  into two or more voting
districts for General  Assembly  or  congressional
elections, shall submit  to  the  Secretary of the
State  a street  map  of  the  municipality  which
indicates  the  boundary   lines   of  the  voting
districts  established  by   the  municipality  in
accordance with sections  9-169, 9-169a and 9-169d
of the general  statutes.  The  town  clerk  shall
submit such map  to  the  secretary  (A) not later
than July 30,  1997,  if  any  such division is in
effect on July 1, 1997, or, if no such division is
in effect on  July  1, 1997, not later than thirty
days after any  such  division first takes effect,
and (B) not  later  than  thirty  days  after  any
change in any such division takes effect.
    (b)  The  Secretary  of  the  State shall make
such maps available to the General  Assembly,  for
use  by  the  General Assembly in carrying out its
responsibilities under (1)  Article  XXVI  of  the
Amendments  to the Constitution of Connecticut, or
any subsequent corresponding state  constitutional
provision,  with  regard  to  the redistricting of
assembly, senatorial and congressional  districts,
and   (2)   Public   Law  94-171,  concerning  the
establishment of a plan identifying the geographic
areas for which specific tabulations of population
are desired in the decennial census of the  United
States.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1997.

Approved June 6, 1997