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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Legislative Council redistricting maps and reports, 1991-1992,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Legislative Council:

An Inventory of Legislative Council Redistricting Maps and Reports at the Texas State Archives, 1991-1992



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Legislative Council.
Title: Legislative Council redistricting maps and reports
Dates: 1991-1992
Abstract: The Texas Legislative Council is responsible for providing research and information to the Texas Legislature, including research into and creation of maps for the legislative redistricting process. Records present are reports and maps concerning the redistricting process dating 1991-1992. The reports show the deviation from the ideal district population, voting age population, Black, Hispanic, Black plus Hispanic, Anglo, and other ethnic groups, and total and voting age population for each district in Texas. The maps show proposed district realignment for the House, Senate, and Board of Education districts, covering the 69th-73rd Legislatures for the House and Senate districts, and the 72nd Legislature for the Board of Education districts.
Quantity: 0.24 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Legislative Council was created in 1949 by Senate Bill 316, 51st Legislature, Regular Session. It is governed by a council of seventeen members, including four senators appointed by the lieutenant governor, nine representatives appointed by the speaker of the House, and the chairs of the Senate and House Administration committees. Members serve terms beginning with appointment and ending with the convening of the next regular session. The lieutenant governor and the speaker serve as chair and vice chair. The Council is responsible for providing research and information to the legislature. The Council also assists state agencies, the public, legislatures from other states, and national organizations in answering questions regarding the legislature and Texas laws. Its duties include producing maps for the legislature to use during the redistricting process. Under the general direction of the executive director, the staff is organized into five major divisions: Administration, Legal, Research, Document Production, and Information Systems. The Research Division contains the Special Projects and Redistricting Section. To support the legislature's redistricting activities, the section works with information systems staff to build and maintain election, census, and geographic databases and mapping and redistricting computer systems. The staff of the section produces maps and reports showing population and election information for proposed and enacted redistricting plans, as well as informational publications on redistricting.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records document work done by the Texas Legislature Council as part of the legislative redistricting process. Records present are reports and maps concerning the redistricting process by the Texas Legislature, dating 1991-1992. The reports show the deviation from the ideal district population, voting age population, Black, Hispanic, Black plus Hispanic, Anglo, and other ethnic groups, and total and voting age population for each district in Texas. The maps show proposed district realignment for the House, Senate, and Board of Education districts, covering the 69th-73rd legislature for the House and Senate districts, and the 72nd legislature for the Board of Education districts.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged as received from the agency.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Population geography--Texas.
Election districts--Texas.
Elections--Statistics.
Proportional representation--Texas.
Document Types:
Maps--Election districts--Texas--1991-1992.
Reports--Population geography--Texas--1991-1992.
Functions:
Developing election districts.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, 1980-1991, 27.5 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Legislative Council, Redistricting records, 1991, 1995, 0.38 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Redistricting Committee, Records, 1966-1992, bulk 1990-1992, 90 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Senator Eddie Bernice Johnson, Senate Subcommittee on Congressional Districts, Records, 1980-1991, bulk 1990-1991, 7 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Section, Redistricting plans, 1981-1982, 1991-1993, 0.71 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Representative Delwin Jones, about 1980-2001, 22 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED; there is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2003/128-1 through 22]
Texas Legislature, Senate Redistricting Committee records, about 1990, 44 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED; there is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2003/130-1 through 44]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Legislative Council redistricting maps and reports, Texas Legislative Council, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1994/100

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Council on May 20, 1994.

Processing Information

Jason Walker [intern], June 1998

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Legislative Council redistricting maps and reports, 1991-1992,
0.24 cubic ft.

Plan Population Analysis
Box
1994/100 Plan S560, Senate Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session
Plan C657, House Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session
Plan H714, Terrazas v. Slagle
Plan S567, Terrazas v. Slagle
Plan H738, House Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session
District maps
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1994/100 State Senate districts, Plan S560, Senate Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session
State House districts, Plan H714, Districts of the 73rd Legislature
State House districts, Plan H738, House Bill 1, 72nd Legislature, 3rd Called Session
State Board of Education districts, Plan E522, Senate Bill 2, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session
State Senate districts for the 69th-72nd legislatures
State House districts for the 69th-72nd legislatures

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