An amendment would have established an independent redistricting commission to largely take over the duties currently performed by lawmakers.
The bill's Republican author calls it the "best chance" to move the redistricting reform debate forward, even as advocates say it should go further.
The Senate committee's approval comes despite objections from Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office.
Sen. Greg Walker's bill would define what he calls the “criteria” of redistricting – prioritizing what map makers must consider when drawing districts.
Elections Study Committee Chair Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) says he will draft a bill next session to allow a person to register and vote on Election Day.
Senator Greg Walker's bill would have gas distributors collect gasoline sales tax when they deliver shipments to local gas stations.