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 of each odd-numbered year, and on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each even-numbered year; 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)
- Historical Journals & Rules
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.
During regular sessions of the Florida Legislature, participating students from all across the state come to Tallahassee for one week to assist members of the Legislature in carrying out the work of the people. During their assigned week, Senate Pages will assist members of the Florida Senate by distributing materials and messages, learn about the legislative process through a hands-on approach, and experience a "mock session" in which students role-play as Senators and engage in debating, discussing and voting on legislation.