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State Representative Tim Butler is among a chorus of House Republicans seeking to change the way Illinois political maps are drawn. He is co-sponsoring a House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment to create an Independent Redistricting Commission.

The proposal calls for the selection of Commissioners and establishes the authority of a Special Commissioner to design a redistricting plan in the event that the Commission fails to properly adopt and file a redistricting plan. The measure would be effective beginning with redistricting in 2021 and applies to members elected in 2022 and thereafter.