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Speaker Cannon’s Statement Regarding Preclearance of Amendments 5 and 6

May 31, 2011 – Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon stated:

“The preclearance of Amendments 5 and 6 was a necessary step before the legislature could implement them as part of the upcoming redistricting process. More importantly, the preclearance of Amendments 5 and 6 is validation that Florida‟s new constitutional standards for redistricting promote and protect the ability of racial and language minority communities to equally participate in the electoral process and elect candidates of their choice.”

You can view and download the entire release below.

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Redistricting Public Meetings Announced

Friday, May 6, 2011 – The House Redistricting Committee and Senate Committee on Reapportionment held a joint committee meeting on the House Chamber Floor.  The meeting served as an announcement of the scheduled dates for public meetings on redistricting – to be held this summer – throughout Florida.  Click here for video highlights.

The public meetings will serve as one of the primary tools for Florida’s diverse communities to present their suggestions for Florida’s new state legislative and congressional district boundary lines. 

Today’s announcement highlighted meetings from June 20-22 in Tallahassee, Milton, Fort Walton, and Panama City – and – meetings from July 11-13 in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, The Villages and Gainesville.  Additionally, meetings will soon be announced for Central Florida (July 25-28), Southeast Florida (tentatively August 15-18) and Southwest Florida (tentatively August 29-September 1).  Click here to watch the full meeting.

As meeting information is updated, www.floridaredistricting.org will always contain the latest and greatest calendar news. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video Update: Chairman Weatherford’s Opening Remarks

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Appointments to Redistricting Committee & Subcommittees

Today, Speaker Cannon announced appointments to serve on the Redistricting Committee, House Redistricting Subcommittee, Senate Redistricting Subcommittee, and Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee.

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Speaker Cannon’s Update on Committee Appointments

From an April 15, 2011 memorandum to all Members of the Florida House of Representatives, title “Update on Appointments…

…”The Redistricting Committee, the House Redistricting Subcommittee, the Senate Redistricting Subcommittee and the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee will have their first meetings on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  The vice chair of the Redistricting Committee, the chairs and vice chairs of the subcommittees, and the membership of the committee and the subcommittees will be announced by Monday, April 18.”

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Florida House Calendars First Redistricting Committee Meetings

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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