On a party-line vote, the Indiana House Elections Committee has passed a new, slightly amended, redistricting bill.

The vote was 9-4 with all Republicans voting yes and all Democrats voting no.

Republicans say they met the legal and constitutional requirements when drawing the new maps, while Democrats say they should have been more competitive.

The changes were based on public testimony, for example, in Ft. Wayne an apartment complex was divided into two districts, but lawmakers amended the bill so it now sits in the same district.

The maps now go to the full House where any member can offer amendments.

You can hear the committee testimony in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.

It runs for about 20 minutes.