Friday, the House Redistricting Committee approved House, Senate and Congressional maps to serve as Florida’s political boundaries for the next decade. Click here to view the post meeting press gaggle with Redistricting Committee Chair Will Weatherford.
The three maps must still receive approval from the entire membership of the Florida House of Representatives. The Florida Senate would also have to concur on the State House and Congressional maps. The State Senate map is identical to the map approved by the Florida Senate.
The maps that passed the Committee are:
- State House Map: HJR 6011 (plan H000H9049) – Google Maps - PDF map – Blog – Data and More Info
- Congressional Map: HB 6005 (plan H000C9047) – Google Maps – PDF map – Blog – Data and More Info
- State Senate Map: HJR 6001 (plan S0009008) – Google Maps – PDF map – Blog – Data and More Info
When the full membership of the House convenes this Thursday and Friday, February 2-3, on the House Floor, the maps above will be considered for questions, amendments and debate.
Last week, the House approved special procedures for the Redistricting Committee and the House Floor for redistricting amendments to ensure that members of the House and the public have an opportunity to view any amendments before they are voted upon. Click here to view those special amendment procedures.
To learn more about the Florida House’s redistricting process thus far, check out the resources below:
- Video: The Role of Public Input in the Florida House’s Proposed Redistricting Maps
- Video Library of Committee Meetings and Summer 2011 Public Input Meetings
- Podcast Library of Committee Meetings and Summer 2011 Public Input Meetings
- House Office of Public Information: OPI Pulse – Redistricting 2012 (or see below)