Legislators formally introduced proposals that outline new election districts for the State Senate and Assembly. But they noticeably omitted Congress. They said recent negotiations failed to produce a resolution, although they said talks continue.
If the State Legislature fails to act on congressional lines this week, it's likely that maps proposed last week by U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann will take effect.
Her proposal, which was slated to be updated this week before being forwarded to a three-judge panel, was striking for the lack of protests it sparked, legislators said.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said even if a last-minute agreement is reached, the judge's proposal will stay largely intact.
"There probably won't be wholesale changes," Silver told reporters.
New York's delegation must shrink from 29 to 27 due to census changes.
To do so, Mann proposed carving up the districts of Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-Hurley) upstate, who is retiring, and Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens), the delegation's newest member.
With Ted Phillips