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Florida Senate Set to Finalize Maps

Florida Senate Set to Finalize State House, Congressional and State Senate Maps

Today, the Florida Senate is scheduled for an approximately 3:30 p.m. Session in which they are expected to concur with the state legislative and congressional redistricting maps, as approved by the Florida House on Friday, February 3.  The three maps are as follows:

State House Map: SJR 1176 (plan H000H9049)

Congressional Map: SB 1174 (plan H000C9047)

State Senate Map: SJR 1176 (plan S0009008)

To learn more about how the process evolved to this point, check out the following resources:

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Florida House Approves State Legislative and Congressional Maps

The Florida House of Representatives today approved House, Senate and Congressional maps.  The redistricting maps approved by the House of Representatives include:

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House Redistricting Committee Timeline for Weeks 2-3 of Session

The House Redistricting Committee’s timeline for Weeks 2-3 of the 2012 Legislative Session is explained below in an email the Committee’s Chairman Will Weatherford sent to the Members of the Committee this morning.

From: Weatherford, Will
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:42 AM
Subject: House Redistricting Committee Timeline for Weeks 2-3 of Session

Dear Members of the Committee,

As you know, on Monday the House’s redistricting subcommittees approved seven proposed committee bills regarding state legislative and congressional redistricting.  The bills are numbered as follows:

It is important that each of you and the public have another opportunity to review the maps and offer additional thoughts prior to the Committee’s selection and approval of a State House map, a State Senate map, and a congressional map.

For planning purposes, our Committee’s expected timeline for Weeks 2-3 of Session is as follows:

  • Friday, January 20, 2012 – (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) – the Redistricting Committee will conduct a workshop of the seven redistricting bills listed above.  The Committee will not be taking any votes during this meeting. 
  • The workshop will be segmented into two parts. The first half of the meeting will be devoted to a review of public input received since the House’s options for congressional and state legislative maps were first published on December 6, 2011.  Our staff are soliciting further public input specific to the proposals above.  Additionally, we will be allowing public comment on the proposed maps at the meeting. The second part of the meeting will be devoted to staff presentations of the proposed maps.
  • Friday, January 27, 2012 – ( to 1 p.m.) – the Redistricting Committee will meet to take up and vote on one State House map, one congressional map, the State Senate map, and any timely filed amendments that pertain to those maps.

Note that pursuant to House Rule 7.12(b), the House Rules & Calendar Committee plans to meet and recommend a special procedures for redistricting amendment deadlines to be considered by the House prior to the Redistricting Committee meeting on January 27.  It is expected that the deadlines will be similar to those used for redistricting subcommittees during the recent Interim Committee meetings.

The maps and additional information regarding the bills listed above can be viewed at at

If you have any questions or need for additional information, please feel free to contact me or our Committee’s staff.


Will Weatherford

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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

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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, 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  To watch video replays, visit the Florida Channel’s redistricting archive page at


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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, or visit 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, 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 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.


Video Announcement:

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Stay Informed About Florida Redistricting

Need a recap of the next steps and how to get involved in Florida’s redistricting?  The House Office of Public Information‘s latest Informer, Volume 1 Issue 14, has what you need. 

Enjoy and Happy Weekend!

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Summary Stats for Public Maps 0001-0068

With 68 publicly proposed maps in-hand (and more on the way, based on our email inbox), you may be looking for a way to compare the public’s ideas to each other and to the current State House, State Senate and congressional maps.

The “Summary Statistics for Public Maps 0001-0068” document available at (and below) gives you summary breakdowns by race, ethnicity, population deviation, county splits and city splits for each of the first 68 publicly proposed maps and the current House, Senate and congressional maps.

As always, email us at if you have any questions.  Enjoy!

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Updated Meeting Records

Meeting records through the September 19 committee meetings, including the Summer 2011 public hearings, are up-to-date via the Meeting Records button at  For your convenience, links to the most popular records of interest are below:

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