BREAKING: FL Senate Map May Be Close

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A Florida House and Senate committee has agreed to a map for state Senate districts.

The Senate will meet later Thursday to reconsider and possibly vote on the House-approved map.

A revised map using a combination of the House-approved map and one proposed by a coalition suing the Legislature was considered, but Senate Chair Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, opted to bring back the House-approved map.

The GOP-controlled Legislature has until Friday to agree on a new Senate map.

This is the third special session of the year.

Legislators were forced to draw new Senate districts because the Senate admitted earlier this year that senators had violated the state constitution while drawing up the current districts.