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Lawmakers To Hold Special Session On Redistricting

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in October to redraw Senate districts, Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced Tuesday afternoon.

The special session is scheduled from Oct. 19 through Nov. 6 and stems from a Senate agreement with voting-rights groups that have challenged the constitutionality of the Senate districts.

Lawmakers also are scheduled to hold a special session starting Aug. 10 to redraw congressional districts.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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