The Senate will convene on January 14, 2020, for the 2020 Regular Session.
The Florida Senate wishes you and those you cherish a joyful and blessed holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Legislation to Create Permanent Staging Areas for Emergencies Passes First Senate Committee December 9, 2019 - Press Release by President's Office
- Senator Annette Taddeo and Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin file bipartisan legislation to restrict corporal punishment December 8, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Taddeo
- Senator Stewart Files Bill to Protect Children from Obscene Acts December 5, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Stewart
- Senator Annette Taddeo and Representative Matt Willhite file Legislation Aimed at Fighting Abuse of Florida’s Water Supply December 4, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Taddeo
- Berman Briefing: December 2019 (pdf) December 2, 2019 - Publication by Senator Berman
- Senator Janet Cruz Files Legislation Addressing Bottled Water Extraction From Florida's Springs December 2, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Cruz
- The Mayfield Minute: Happy Thanksgiving from Senator Debbie Mayfield (pdf) November 25, 2019 - Publication by Senator Mayfield
- President Galvano Announces the Appointments of former Senator Lisa Carlton and Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos to the Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council November 22, 2019 - Press Release by President's Office