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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title II
Chapter 8
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F.S. 8.086
18.086 Members of governmental agencies appointed pursuant to former district boundaries unaffected by new district boundaries.A change in the division of the state into congressional districts shall not vacate or otherwise affect the office of any member of a board or council who is serving at the time such change is effected and who was appointed by reference to a congressional district as it existed immediately prior to the effective date of such change. Any such member serving on such date shall continue to represent the congressional district in which the member resides until the expiration of his or her term. A vacancy shall exist in such board or council in any congressional district in which no existing member resides and the same shall be filled as provided by applicable law. If two or more such members reside in a single congressional district as constituted after such change, each shall be entitled to serve until the expiration of his or her term.
History.s. 7, ch. 2014-255.
1Note.On July 9, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court held portions of the congressional district map unconstitutional in The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, 172 So. 3d 363 (Fla. 2015), and relinquished the case to the trial court with directions to the Legislature to redraw districts 5, 13, 14, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, and all other districts affected by the redrawing. The Legislature was unable to produce a map, and the districts were determined by court order in Romo v. Detzner and Bondi and The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, Case Nos. 2012-CA-00412 and 2012-CA-00490, Fla. 2d Jud. Cir. Ct., October 9, 2015; the final congressional redistricting plan was approved by the Florida Supreme Court, The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, No. SC14-1905 (Fla. December 2, 2015).