Blog & Learn More

A website of the Florida House of Representatives' Redistricting Committee and www.floridaredistricting.org

Update on the Extraordinary Apportionment Session

The Florida Senate released its first look at proposed revisions to the state senate map on Saturday.  You can check out the proposed changes (plan 9016) at http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Redistricting/Plan/s000s9016.  Get a quick view of the map with the Senate’s District Explorer at http://maps.flsenate.gov/de1/map.html?plan=s000s9016.

If you want to download the KMZ file for viewing in MyDistrictBuilder, click here.

As the Extraordinary Apportionment Session moves forward this week, the Senate will post subsequent amendments to the map at http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Redistricting/Plans.  So make sure to check back from time to time.

The Extraordinary Apportionment Session, pertaining to the state senate map, must conclude by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday,  March 28, 2012.

For reports on downloads regarding plan 9016, from the Florida Senate, click below:

Advertisements

Filed under: Committee Meetings, MyDistrictBuilder, Redistricting Bills, Timeline, , , , , , , , ,

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/.

Filed under: Committee Meetings, , , , , , ,

Special Amendment Deadlines and Procedures Approved

***Update from a previous story…***

The Florida House of Representatives approved special amendment deadlines and procedures for amendments to redistricting plans in committees.  The amendment deadlines and procedures were approved by unanimous voice vote on the Floor of the House. 

For more information about the special amendment deadlines and procedures, see below, or visit the previous story at: https://mydistrictbuilder.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/proposed-special-amendment-deadlines-and-procedures/

Filed under: Public Meetings, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Proposed Special Amendment Deadlines and Procedures

Friday, April 15 – The Florida House of Representatives’ Rules & Calendar Committee approved proposed special amendment deadlines and procedures for amendments to redistricting plans in committees.  The amendment deadlines and procedures were approved by unanimous voice vote of the Members of the Rules & Calendar Committee.  The proposal must now be approved by the full House on April 20.

The committee-level deadlines and procedures for redistricting amendments (see below) will require amendments to redistricting plans to be submitted by noon, three business days prior to consideration.  Substitute Amendments must be filed by noon, two business days prior to consideration. 

The ability to enact special amendment deadlines and procedures is necessary for highly technical issues like appropriations and redistricting, giving Members and staff time to prepare all the necessary information for consideration of the amendments, giving Members dedicated time to submit substitute amendments, and affording both the Members and the Public adequate time to review and react. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Public Meetings, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.”

Filed under: Public Meetings, , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Filed under: Public Meetings, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Blog & Resources

This Blog and Resource page offers additional insight into the legislative process for Florida's redistricting, a broader array of resources, and additional opportunities to partcipate in the redistricting conversation.

Search Posts by Month

www.floridaredistricting.org

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 25 other followers

Thanks for Stopping By!

  • 74,017 visitors!

@flredistricting on Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

%d bloggers like this: