Proposed Fla. Senate redistricting map released

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Senate Reapportionment Committee Chairman Don Gaetz has proposed a fix for the chamber's flawed redistricting map.

The Niceville Republican released his proposal Saturday, It is intended to correct violations of new anti-gerrymandering standards in the Florida Constitution found by the state Supreme Court.

Lawmakers convened in special session Wednesday to begin working on fixes. The justices, though, upheld the House's redistricting plan.

Gaetz' staff-drawn proposal will be presented to his committee on Tuesday. It includes a major change in Gaetz' Panhandle district.

The committee then will submit a revision to the Senate for a vote by the end of the week.

The House will consider it the following week.

The plan then goes back to the Supreme Court. If the justices again find problems they can revise the map themselves.

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