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Redistricting Bill Numbers

The proposed committee bills that were passed in their respective Redistricting subcommittees yesterday have been numbered.  The bill numbers are as follows:

The bills can be viewed by clicking the links above.  For additional information (maps, data and more) on each bill visit http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx.

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Florida House’s Redistricting Options Narrowed Down

Today the Florida House’s Redistricting subcommittees narrowed their options for Florida’s state legislative and congressional districts.

The House Redistricting Subcommittee approved 3 of 5 proposed State House maps.

  • PCB HRS 12-01 – as amended with map H000H9025
  • PCB HRS 12-02 – as amended with map H000H9027
  • PCB HRS 12-05 – as amended with map H000H9031

The Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee approved 3 of 7 proposed congressional maps.

  • PCB CRS 12-05 – as amended with map H000H9041
  • PCB CRS 12-06 – as amended with map H000H9043
  • PCB CRS 12-07 – as amended with map H000H9045

The Senate Redistricting Subcommittee approved a single State Senate map, a map originally authored by the Florida Senate’s Committee on Reapportionment.

  • PCB SRS 12-01 – map S000S9004

Visit http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx to learn more about the options that passed.

Want to watch the replay of today’s subcommittee meetings?  Visit the Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/.

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Redistricting Amendments for January 9 Subcommittee Meetings

Yesterday, the following amendments were filed for most, but not all, of the proposed redistricting bills being heard Monday by the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee and House Redistricting Subcommittee.  You can download a summary of the amendments by clicking here, or viewing the document at the end of this post.

For the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee:

  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-01 (H000C9033) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-02 (H000C9035) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-03 (H000C9037) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-04 (H000C9039) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-05 (H000C9041) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-06 (H000C9043) by Vice-Chair Horner
  • Amendment 1 to PCB CRS 12-07 (H000C9045) by Vice-Chair Horner

For the House Redistricting Subcommittee:

  • Amendment 1 to PCB HRS 12-01 (H000H9025) by Co-Chair Dorworth
  • Amendment 1 to PCB HRS 12-02 (H000H9027) by Co-Chair Dorworth
  • Amendment 1 to PCB HRS 12-04 (H000H9029) by Co-Chair Dorworth
  • Amendment 1 to PCB HRS 12-05 (H000H9031) by Co-Chair Dorworth

The amendments are accessible via the “Redistricting Bills” button at www.floridaredistricting.org or directly at http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx.

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Proposed Redistricting Maps to be Considered on January 9

The Florida House’s Redistricting subcommittees officially noticed meetings for Monday, January 9, 2012 – at which time they will consider proposed committee bills (PCBs) for the State House, State Senate and Congressional maps.

If you have not already, you can check out the proposed maps and related information via the Redistricting Bills button at www.floridaredistricting.org (or directly at  http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx).

The maps are identical to those that were released on December 6 and workshopped in the subcommittees on December 8, 2011.

The Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee and Senate Redistricting Subcommittee will both meet from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The House Redistricting Subcommittee will meet from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Want to watch the meetings live – make sure to visit The Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/ on January 9.  Want to catch up on redistricting committee meetings you may have missed – visit The Florida Channel’s redistricting committee meeting archive at http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/.

Happy New Year!

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Redistricting Workshops Today!

Don’t forget that the Florida House’s three redistricting subcommittees (House, Senate and Congressional) will be workshopping options for Florida’s redistricting maps today.  To watch the meeting live visit the Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/, or visit http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/ to watch the replay later.

The Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee and Senate Redistricting Subcommittee will both go from 12pm-2pm.  The House Subcommittee is scheduled to start at 2:30pm.

On Tuesday, the Florida House’s Redistricting Committee released seven options for Florida’s Congressional map and five options for Florida’s State House map.  If you want to study the options for Florida’s House, Senate and Congressional maps visit the Redistricting Bills link at www.floridaredistricting.org.

And if you’ve got a comment or suggestion about the maps, feel free to comment at our Public Input blog, post to our Facebook, send us a tweet, or send us an email to mydistrictbuilder@myfloridahouse.gov.

Happy Thursday!

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Florida House’s Options for Redistricting Maps Online

The House Redistricting Committee just released seven (7) options for Florida’s Congressional map and five (5) options for Florida’s State House map.  To view the options, visit the Redistricting Bills link at www.floridaredistricting.org (or directly via http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx).

Additionally, you will find a guide to those options available under Legislative Headlines at www.floridaredistricting.org.  The guide is identical to the meeting packet for today’s 2 PM meeting of the House Redistricting Committee.  To watch the meeting live, where Redistricting Committee Chair Will Weatherford will give an overview of the maps, visit the Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/, or visit http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/ to watch the replay later.

All of the options released today are also accessible via our blog site at http://mydistrictbuilderplanexplorer.wordpress.com/.

The options released today, along with the two State Senate maps posted at http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx, will be the substance of Thursday’s workshops in the House, Senate and Congressional Redistricting subcommittees.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or need for additional information.

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Florida House’s Options for Maps to Be Released Next Week

The House Redistricting Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 6.  Members will receive several options of House, Senate and Congressional maps and an overview of each option provided by Chairman Will Weatherford. 

On Thursday, December 8, the House, Senate, and Congressional Subcommittees will meet to workshop the various map options made available on Tuesday.

The House and Congressional Subcommittees will review maps prepared by staff of the House Redistricting Committee.  The Senate Subcommittee will begin the workshopping process by reviewing the State Senate map proposed by the Florida Senate as well as a State Senate map that was submitted by the Florida State Conference of the NAACP. 

Copies of the maps will be posted online Tuesday (approximately noon) at http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Redistricting/Redistricting2012.aspx, and made available to the public and members of the media during the meetings on both Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

  • House Redistricting Committee, 2-3 pm, 404 House Office Building

Thursday, December 8, 2011

  • Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee, 12-2 pm, 404 House Office Building
  • Senate Redistricting Subcommittee, 12-2 pm, Morris Hall (17 House Office Building)
  • House Redistricting Subcommittee, 2:30-6 pm, 404 House Office Building

To watch live, visit the Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/.  To watch video replays, visit the Florida Channel’s redistricting archive page at http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/.

 

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This Week’s Redistricting Meetings and November 1 Deadline

Redistricting Subcommittee Meetings – November 1 and November 3

The Florida House’s redistricting subcommittees will meet this week to finish their review of options and best practices put forward by the public.  Additionally, the members of the subcommittees will conduct an overview of the statistical tools available to the Legislature for their review of legislatively produced maps. 

If you would like to get a better understanding of those statistical tools, below are links to sample statistical reports for each of the existing maps – Congressional, State House and State Senate – and a helpful guide to the terminology in those sample reports:

The schedule for this week is as follows:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • Senate Redistricting Subcommittee
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • 404 House Office Building

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • House Redistricting Subcommittee
  • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • 404 House Office Building

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee
  • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • 17 House Office Building

To watch these meetings live online, visit the Florida Channel at http://thefloridachannel.org/, or visit http://thefloridachannel.org/featured-stories/redistricting/ to watch the replay later.

The Legislature Needs Your Redistricting Maps Today! (November 1)

In September, House Redistricting Committee Chairman Will Weatherford asked that members of the public submit their proposed redistricting maps by today, November 1.   As of this morning, 134 publicly produced maps have been posted online, available via the Public Submissions button at www.floridaredistricting.org, for the Legislature to consider. 

Specifically, the public has provided the Legislature with 39 complete and 25 partial Congressional maps, 14 complete and 21 partial State House maps, and 20 complete and 15 partial State Senate maps, in addition to the hundreds of written suggestions and many hours of testimony and public meetings. 

If you are working on a redistricting map, please consider providing it to the Florida House of Representatives or Florida Senate as soon as possible, in order that the map be given a thorough review.

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Milestone: 100 Proposed Redistricting Maps from Floridians

Florida Legislature Reaches Milestone of 100 Proposed Redistricting Maps from Floridians

Thursday, October 20, the Florida Legislature received the 100th redistricting map from a Florida resident.  Ten years ago, during the previous redistricting, the Legislature received only 4 redistricting maps from the public.  Visit MyDistrictBuilder’s YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/MyDistrictBuilderFL to view the video announcement about this milestone, and click here to view the press release from today’s announcement. 

Here are some facts about the 100 redistricting maps submitted thus far:

  • Submitted by residents of 25 different counties.
  • More than 2,600 total districts submitted.
  • At least 17 maps from students, including middle school, high school and college students.
  • 30 complete maps for Congress; 20 partial maps for Congress; 8 complete maps for the State House; 15 partial maps for the State House; 17 complete maps for the State Senate; 10 partial maps for the State Senate.
  • 67 of the maps were created with the Florida House’s MyDistrictBuilder application; 15 with the Florida Senate’s District Builder; 6 with Maptitude; 10 with Dave’s Redistricting Application; and 2 with ESRI.

Resources: 

Video Announcement:

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Transcripts from the Summer 2011 Public Hearings

If you are looking for transcripts from the 26 Summer 2011 public input hearings, you can find them at our Meeting Records page, accessible via the Meeting Records button @ www.floridaredistrcting.org.  Ten of the 26 meeting transcripts are online, and we’ll continue to add them as they are completed.  For your convenience, those ten are accessible via the links below:

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