Florida legislators not only have to cut short their summer vacations, but legislative rules require them also to put a halt to their fundraising for as long as they're in session this week to fix the invalid redistricting map.
Legislative leaders indicated there's a chance theycould finish their work quickly and adjourn by Monday or, depending how willing the Democrats are to working with them to move things along, they could be in session until their Aug. 15 deadline to complete the map.
Either way, the House staff reminded members today that House rules -- not state law -- prevents them from raising money while in session. The Senate has the same rule.
So far we know that Sen. Lisbeth Benacquisto's Aug. 14 fundraiser in Fort Myers could be a victim and may need to be rescheduled.
Here's the memo from House Deputy General Counsel Steve Godwin to members: