Section 11-3-1.1

Authority of single-member district commissioners to alter district boundaries.

(a) Following the release of any federal decennial census, any county commission of this state which is at that time electing its members from single-member districts, pursuant to either state or local law or a court order, may, by resolution, alter the boundaries of the districts.

(b) Any revised single-member district arrangement to be used, in whole or in part, in the 1992 primary and general election shall be adopted by the county commission not later than 75 days prior to the primary election in 1992. Any revised district arrangement to be used, in whole or in part, for the first time in any year after 1992 shall be approved by the county commission not later than 180 days prior to the primary election in which it will first be used.

(c) No resolution making changes in the boundaries of existing districts shall be adopted by the county commission unless the commission shall first have advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the county for at least two consecutive weeks the time and place of the meeting at which the resolution shall be considered. The advertisement shall include one or both of the following items: (1) A map of the county indicating the proposed district boundaries. (2) Notification that a map indicating the proposed district boundaries is available for inspection at a specified public location where the map shall be displayed for at least two consecutive weeks preceding the meeting of the commission in which the resolution shall be considered.

(d) Any resolution making changes in district boundaries shall describe the revised district boundaries by reference to standard census units or county voting precincts, or both.

(e) Upon passage of any resolution effecting changes in district boundaries pursuant to this section, the county commission shall file with the judge of probate of the county a certified copy of the resolution, together with a map of the county showing the boundaries of the revised districts.

(Acts 1992, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 92-1, p. 3, §§1-5.)