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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title III
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH; COMMISSIONS
Chapter 10
SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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F.S. 10.18
110.18 Applicability.This joint resolution applies with respect to the qualification, nomination, and election of members of the Legislature in the primary and general elections held in 2012 and thereafter.
History.s. 8, CS for SJR 1176, 2012 Regular Session.
1Note.

A. On March 9, 2012, reapportionment of senatorial districts by Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 1176, 2012 Regular Session, was invalidated by the Florida Supreme Court in In re: Senate Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment 1176, 83 So. 3d 597 (Fla. 2012). Section 1, Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 2-B, 2015 Special Session B, readopted and amended s. 3, Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 1176, to address the invalidity issue. The Supreme Court approved the 2012 reapportionment plan based on a facial review conducted on a limited record in In re: Senate Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment 2-B, 89 So. 3d 872 (Fla. 2012).

B. In response to the Supreme Court’s holding in The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, 172 So. 3d 363 (Fla. 2015), invalidating the Legislature’s congressional map, the Legislature consented to entry of judgment invalidating the 2012 Senate reapportionment plan, Case No. 2012-CA-2842 (2d Cir. Fla.). A special session to adopt a remedial plan ended without a plan enactment, and the circuit court chose one of the plaintiff’s plans in The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, Case No. 2012-CA-2842 (2d Cir. Fla.) on December 30, 2015.