Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 352
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  02/21/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 44 - 87
    4  and insert:
    5         (1) If a challenge to the validity of boundaries of
    6  senatorial, representative, or congressional districts of the
    7  state is still pending in court when the qualifying period for
    8  persons seeking nomination or election to state or multicounty
    9  district office, other than the office of state attorney or the
   10  public defender, begins pursuant to s. 99.061(1), candidate
   11  qualifying, nomination, and election for the offices in the plan
   12  subject to the challenge must proceed using the districts that
   13  are in place on the 71st day before the primary election. If a
   14  court orders revisions to senatorial, representative, or
   15  congressional districts on or after the 71st day before the
   16  primary election, the revised districts shall govern beginning
   17  with the subsequent primary and general elections in the next
   18  even-numbered year.
   19         (2) If a court orders revisions to congressional districts
   20  after the qualifying period for persons seeking nomination or
   21  election to federal office has concluded at noon of the 116th
   22  day before the primary election, candidates for the United
   23  States House of Representatives must requalify in accordance
   24  with the revised congressional districts during the qualifying
   25  period from noon on the 71st day before the primary election to
   26  noon on the 67th day before the primary election.
   27         (3) In the event that a court drafts a remedial
   28  redistricting plan as a result of a successful challenge to the
   29  validity of boundaries of senatorial, representative, or
   30  congressional districts, the court is encouraged to use the
   31  following procedures in drafting the remedial plan in order to
   32  maintain public oversight:
   33         (a) Conduct public hearings on proposed configurations of
   34  district boundaries in the remedial plan.
   35         (b) Record and maintain minutes of meetings on the remedial
   36  plan which are closed to the public.
   37         (c) Provide a mechanism for the public to submit and
   38  comment on alternative maps.
   39         (d) Offer an opportunity for the public to review and
   40  comment on any proposed map before the remedial plan is
   41  finalized.
   42         (e) Maintain all e-mails and documents related to the
   43  drafting of the remedial plan.
   44         (4) This section does not supersede or impair the
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   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete lines 4 - 9
   49  and insert:
   50         F.S.; providing that candidate qualifying, nomination,
   51         and election for certain offices must proceed using
   52         current district boundaries if revisions to districts
   53         subject to a court challenge are not made as