TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas House committee is preparing to discuss political redistricting on the first day of the Legislature’s annual session.
The House Redistricting Committee planned to meet Monday morning, a few hours before the House and Senate open the 90-day session at 2 p.m.
The Kansas Constitution requires legislators to redraw state House and Senate districts once every 10 years, along with districts for the State Board of Education and the state’s U.S. House districts.
House Speaker Mike O’Neal, a Hutchison Republican, named himself chairman of the chamber’s redistricting committee. The panel’s ranking Democrat is House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence.
The committee expected to discuss the rules it will use in redrawing political boundaries.