House gavels in extraordinary "redistricting" session

Mar 14, 2012

Lawmakers are back at the capital just days after the close of the regular session. Regan McCarthy reports legislators are starting an extraordinary session to re-draw the state’s senate voting district maps.

The Florida Supreme court ruled the senate voting district maps are unconstitutional, but the house maps are okay. That’s why House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford says the House will largely follow the Senate’s lead in the re-work.

“I am confident in the Senate’s ability. I’ve been talking to my counterpart Senator Gaetz, but obviously we’re giving deference to the Senate maps, but I think the court gave some pretty serious recommendations and it’s my understanding they’re taking those maps pretty seriously.”

The House isn’t expected to reconvene in session for more than a week.