JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Missouri Senator, has sponsored legislation that addresses concerns he has regarding a new state office, created after the November elections.

Senator Dan Hegeman says a new process for changing voting districts in Missouri was placed within anti-corruption legislation, known to voters as “Clean Missouri”. Hegeman says, the measure will change legislative districts every 10 years, and changes the process “from a bipartisan, commission-based system, to one under the primary control of a single (un-elected) individual: the…State Demographer.” Senate Bill 213 imposes some parts of the anti-corruption law upon the State Demographer office. The act also permits the Attorney General to investigate suspected violations, and allows some measure of public participation in the re-district process.