April 13 – The Florida House of Representatives released its Calendar for Week 7 of the 2011 Legislative Session. The House Redistricting Committee and its three subcommittees will hold their first meetings April 20 and 21.
The three subcommittees are the House Redistricting Subcommittee, the Senate Redistricting Subcommittee and the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee — named for the specific district maps under their jurisdication.
April 20, the Redistricting Committee and the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee will meet jointly, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, in 212 Knott Building of the Capitol complex. April 21, the House Redistricting Subcommittee and the Senate Redistricting Subcommittee will meet jointly, same time, same location.
Below is House Speaker Cannon’s April 8 letter to House Members, regarding committee membership, public meetings during the summer and fall months, and MyDistrictBuilder. Speaker Cannon specifically reminded the Members that “we will conduct this process in accordance with both the letter and the spirit of the law. Consequently, Members should refrain from discussing their personal political ambitions, their personal district preferences, or the ambitions or preferences of other candidates or officeholders with the chairmen, the members, or the staff of the Redistricting Committee or the redistricting subcommittees.“
Speaker Cannon will appoint Members to the Committee and subcommittees in the coming days.