Florida House, Senate Cooperating on Redistricting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House and Senate redistricting panels will work off the other’s map for its own chamber.

House Reapportionment Committee Chairman Will Weatherford said Friday that he’d follow the Senate’s example.

The Wesley Chapel Republican noted that the Senate this week released proposed Senate and congressional district maps but did not draft one for the House.

Weatherford said the House will likewise not draft its own map for the Senate. It will release only House and congressional proposals on Tuesday.

In a memo to his committee members, he wrote that the House will work off the Senate’s proposal for that chamber’s districts.

Weatherford added that the House also will consider a Senate a map submitted by the Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Source: Associated Press