Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 5 p.m. EDT, marks the deadline for the public to submit maps for consideration to the Florida Senate and House Redistricting Committees. As Lawmakers previously have announced, the House and Senate Redistricting Committees will take maps submitted by this deadline into consideration as they prepare committee bills in order to meet an expedited timeline.
The Florida House of Representatives’ Redistricting subcommittees will meet the week of Monday, October 31. Members of each subcommittee will conclude their review of options and best practices put forward by the public and receive an overview of the data tools members will utilize as they examine legislatively produced maps.
The Florida House of Representatives will host its third annual pre-session press information session on Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All media are invited to attend to learn about issues expected to be addressed during the upcoming legislative session. Members of the media will have access to the top substantive experts among the House's senior staff and will have the opportunity to ask questions, for informational purposes, related to complex issues of public policy.
As part of ongoing efforts to improve Florida’s business climate, the Florida Legislature today announced the availability of “YourVoice” – an online tool that will survey business owners and stakeholders to collect feedback on any potential burdensome rules and regulations for businesses.
Following a statewide tour consisting of 26 meetings designed to gather public input into the redistricting process, House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) and Senate Reapportionment Committee Chairman Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today announced the Florida Legislature has received the 100th publicly submitted map.
As part of efforts to reduce the number of hurdles business owners must clear before establishing a business in Florida, the House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee reviewed plans on Wednesday by the Florida Department of Revenue that will create a one-stop registration portal for all businesses regulated by the state.
House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee to Discuss One Stop Enterprise Technology
Tallahassee, Fla. – Using the public input received from Floridians at 26 meetings around the state and online through FloridaRedistricting.org, House redistricting subcommittees discussed a host of options on Monday as they move one step closer to formally introducing maps as part of the Florida Legislature’s redistricting efforts.
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida House of Representatives’ Redistricting subcommittees will meet on Monday, October 17. Members of each subcommittee will review and discuss redistricting map options for the key decision points identified by subcommittee members in their prior meetings.
Tallahassee–Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) today released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s 2012 Legislative Agenda.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding today’s estimates from the Florida Office of Economy and Demographic Research’s general revenue estimating conference.
Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding ongoing budget appropriations for the FY 2012-2013.
The House Redistricting Committee and Subcommittees will meet on Monday, October 3. Members will continue reviewing the public input received at recent redistricting meetings held in 26 communities across Florida.
Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland), Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee and member of the Presidential Preference Primary Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the committee's selection of January 31, 2012, as Florida's presidential primary date.
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Florida Governor Claude Kirk.
Following a series of 26 meeting to gather public input about the Florida Legislature's redistricting efforts, members of the House redistricting committees convened Monday to begin reviewing the information and ideas provided by more than 2,000 Floridians who presented their thoughts as part of the statewide tour.
Attached you will find the House Floor seating chart for the 2012 Session. As with last year, we have grouped subcommittee chairs and vice chairs with similar policy and budget areas together to encourage collaboration within jurisdictions. The new Floor seating assignments reflect the changes made in the recent committee reassignments [...]
Please find attached my correspondence to Secretary of State Kurt Browning appointing the following House Members to the Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee [...]
Tallahassee, Fla. – The House Redistricting Committee and Subcommittees will meet on Monday, September 19. Members will begin reviewing the public input received at recent redistricting meetings held in 26 communities across Florida.
I hereby appoint Ranking Members for the House standing committees and subcommittees as indicated below, in accordance with the recommendations of Representative Saunders. Letters of appointment will be distributed shortly.