signs the Congressional Redistricting Bill. Looking on are State Representative
Jim McClendon (left); and Senator Gerald Dial (right).
Bentley today signed into law HB484 that defines the Congressional
The number of Alabama’s
congressional districts is based upon the state’s proportion of the national
population, counted every ten years. In May, Legislators held public
hearings for Alabamians to offer input on how the Legislature should redraw
district lines to reflect population changes from 2010 Census data.
“Because of the Legislature’s work in getting the
redistricting bill passed, taxpayer money is saved by not having to call an
expensive special session to tackle the issue of reapportionment,” said
Governor Robert Bentley. “I appreciate the Legislature’s dedication to work to
get reapportionment done in this Legislative session.”