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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title II
STATE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 8
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
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F.S. 8.083
18.083 Districts with noncontiguous territory.If any district described in this act is composed of noncontiguous territory, the noncontiguous portion that has the least population shall be included in the district that is contiguous to such portion and that has the least population; however, if all contiguous districts have equal populations, such portion shall be included within that contiguous district that has the lowest number designation.
History.s. 4, 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).