The Senate will convene on January 14, 2020, for the Regular Session.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Senate Page Program
The Senate Page Program offers students age 15 to 18 an excellent opportunity to visit the Capitol to observe and participate in the legislative process. The application deadline is October 1, 2019.
2019-2020 General Appropriations Act
The balanced budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 increases K-12 education funding by $783 million, increases the total state investment in Hurricane Michael recovery to $1.8 billion, invests $686.8 million in water quality and protection, and replenishes reserves to $3.4 billion in total state reserves.
HB 7123 offers tax savings for families preparing for the upcoming Hurricane Season and the 2019-2020 School Year, lowers the business rent tax, and provides tax relief benefits for hurricane recovery.
Hurricane Michael Recovery
The 2019-2020 General Appropriations Act includes comprehensive long-term recovery funding that brings the total state investment in Hurricane Michael Recovery to $1.859 Billion.
2019 Bill Summaries
Summaries of bills that passed the Florida Legislature during the 2019 Legislative Session are available on the 2019 Bill Summaries page.
Interim Committee Meetings
The Interim Committee Meeting Schedule (PDF) is available. Weekly schedules and meeting notices will be posted prior to the meetings. The Regular Session convenes on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
- Senator Linda Stewart to Speak at Youth Led Global Climate Strike September 20, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Stewart
- The Mayfield Minute with Senator Debbie Mayfield (pdf) September 16, 2019 - Publication by Senator Mayfield
- President Galvano Announces Appointment of Commissioner Carol Whitmore to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council September 13, 2019 - Press Release by President's Office
- Senator Perry's Newsletter- September 13, 2019 (pdf) September 13, 2019 - Publication by Senator Perry
- President Galvano Announces Appointment of Commissioner Betsy Benac to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council September 10, 2019 - Press Release by President's Office
- Rader Reader-September 2019 (pdf) September 10, 2019 - Publication by Senator Rader
- The Mayfield Minute: Post Hurricane Dorian (pdf) September 10, 2019 - Publication by Senator Mayfield
- President Galvano Congratulates FSU and UF on Top 20 Rankings September 9, 2019 - Press Release by President's Office