Third redistricting measure approved by Florida lawmakers

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April 29, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Today the Florida State Senate voted 25-14 in favor of referring the Florida Redistricting Amendment to the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot. The amendment is the third redistricting measure to qualify for the ballot. Similar to 2010 ballot amendments 5 and 6, the recently approved redistricting measure was instead referred by the state legislature and calls for barring lawmakers from favoring a political party or incumbent when redrawing legislative or congressional district lines. However, the proposal would allow lawmakers to continue basing districts on "communities of common interest."[1] The House approved the measure 74-42 on April 26.[2] However, a trial court judge recently removed Amendment 7 from the ballot.

Certified measures for the 2010 ballot: November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections and campaigns Repeal of the public financing of statewide candidates who agree to spending limits Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes An additional homestead property tax exemption for members of the United States military or military reserves Approveda
CICA Amendment 4 Property rights Requires voter approval of all changes to local comprehensive land-use plans Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 5 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing legislative district boundaries Approveda
CICA Amendment 6 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing congressional district boundaries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Education Changes the current "maximum" class sizes to school-wide "average" class sizes Defeatedd
Advisory Federal Budget Question Budgets Asks whether Congress should add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget Approveda

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