Iowa Falls and Hardin County would see big changes if the Iowa Legislature elects to accept newly drawn Iowa House, Senate and U.S. Congressional districts submitted by the Legislative Services Agency on Thursday.
By law, Iowa must draw new district boundaries every 10 years when the new census data is released. Now that the new maps have been submitted to the Iowa Legislature it can be accepted or rejected. If it is rejected, the LSA will prepare another set using feedback from the Legislature. If the second proposal is rejected, the legislature has discretion to modify the maps as it sees fit. The Legislature has never elected to draw the maps itself since the law was put into place in 1980.