About the Legislature
The Florida Senate is one-half of the Florida Legislature, which makes up the legislative branch of Florida government. The Senate is composed of 40 members, each elected from single-member districts across the state. The entire Florida Legislature meets every year in a session beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and lasting 60 calendar days. Special sessions may be called either by the Governor or by the leaders of both chambers acting jointly.
This website is a portal into the Florida Senate's actions on legislation and much more. This section of the website provides visitors with information on how to engage with the Legislature and take an active role in the legislative process.
In this Section
Our website has been reorganized and redesigned. This site contains information beginning with the 2011 Legislative Session. Please visit archive.flsenate.gov for information prior to 2011.
Historical information on the archive site includes:
- Senate Photographs on display in the Capitol and Senate Office Building
- Historical Handbooks
- Florida Memory Project (State Library and Archives of Florida)
- Florida Legislative Research Center & Museum
- Historical Journals & Rules
There are several ways to get involved with The Florida Senate. Learn about the Senate Page Program and information on available Legislative jobs.
The Florida Senate Kids handbook introduces younger Floridians to the Florida Senate. Designed to be educational, it appeals to children of all ages. The document has interesting facts and handouts about Florida and the governmental process.
Helpful information about visiting the Capital Complex in Tallahassee. You'll find information about the Capitol Area parking, maps, visitor center location and contact numbers.
Find out how to contact The Florida Senate as well as other information on how to order publications and who to contact for what. A general list of common numbers, such as the Document Center, is provided.
The Florida Senate won the 2011 Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislature.