ANNAPOLIS — An advisory panel on redistricting for the Maryland General Assembly has released a proposed map to represent demographic changes from the 2010 census.
The map released Friday contains 12 districts that are majority African American, an increase from 10 districts that the Court of Appeals created in 2002. The change reflects growth in the black population in the state.
The map also moves a big portion of a Baltimore district into Baltimore County to reflect population changes in the city. District 44, which is currently entirely in the city with three delegates and one senator, will shift two delegates into the county.
A public hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 22 in Annapolis before the map formally goes to the General Assembly to consider in the 2012 session.