2009 Florida Statutes
Meetings of legislative appropriations committees.
216.172 Meetings of legislative appropriations committees.--
(1) The appropriations committees of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, being in charge of appropriation measures, shall sit in open sessions while considering the budget. The committees may cause the attendance of agency heads or responsible representatives of the state agencies and the judicial branch to furnish such information and answer such questions as the committees shall require, and to these sessions shall be admitted, with the right to be heard, all persons interested in the estimates.
(2) Each member of the Cabinet and each department headed by the Governor and Cabinet, in addition to submitting their budget requests to the Governor, may submit their budget requests directly to the appropriate committees of the Legislature and may make presentations directly to the Legislature pertaining to such requests.
History.--s. 31, ch. 69-106; s. 11, ch. 71-354; s. 56, ch. 92-142.