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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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  1. johnson says:

    Dear Sir..It appears Indian River County is being slighted by not having two House Representatives as we had in 2011. We now have only one as proposed. Please move part of Brevard County into Indian River County for the second House Representative, Keep Senator Mike as the sole Senator in Indian River.County.It might appear the hard work done in the past was not appreciated…This is input for your Jan 9 meeting. Thanking you in advance…. Bob Johnson,Vero Beach,Fl

    • Indian River County has been assigned to one district, as has almost every county that is smaller than the ideal population of a House district. Legally, county boundaries are a consideration under Florida’s redistricting standards. The number of votes that a county delegation has is not a standard in Florida law. So the maps are simply trying to follow the standards in Florida law. No slight is intended towards Indian River County.

      Regarding your second point, by law, the Legislature cannot draw a district with the intent of keeping a particular incumbent.

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