|1/21/2020||4:00 PM||Plano, TX||House||1/21/2020 meeting|
|1/22/2020||4:00 PM||Arlington, TX||House||1/22/2020 meeting|
In addition to opportunities to testify and offer recommendations at House and Senate Committee hearings to be held around the state or at the Capitol in Austin, members of the public will be able to submit proposed district plans to the legislature when the 2020 Census data becomes available in 2021. Public access to the legislature's redistricting software, RedAppl, through a limited number of workstations in the Capitol Complex has been provided in past decades, and it is anticipated that such access will be available in 2021. Specific procedures for members of the public to access RedAppl in the Capitol are still under consideration. Plans prepared by members of the public on other free or commercially available software (for example, Maptitude, Public Mapping Project's District Builder, Esri Redistricting, Dave's Redistricting) may be provided to the legislature in a standard block equivalency file format (.txt or .csv) for inclusion in DistrictViewer and RedAppl, where they will be easily accessible for consideration or further modifications by legislators, the committees, and the public. Procedures for electronic submission of plans prepared by the public, such as by email, will be publicized after those procedures have been finalized.