N.C. Republican lawmakers plan to release a map of new congressional districts Friday, with maps of new legislative districts on July 11, the chairman of the Senate Redistricting Committee said this morning, reports Jim Morrill of the Charlotte O.
GOP Sen. Bob Rucho of Matthews also said legislators will convene July 25 for a week-long session to approve the maps. They're also expected to take up election bills and other matters left over from the session that adjourned earlier this month.
Rucho said there will be two public hearings on the plans. On July 7, people across the state can weigh in on the congressional districts at a video-conferenced hearing. There will be a similar hearing on the legislative maps July. 18.
On July 21, Rucho said legislative redistricting committees will meet in Raleigh for three days of votes and amendments on all three maps. The entire General Assembly will meet the following Monday.