The Suspension Process
Article IV, section 7(a), of the State Constitution authorizes the Governor to suspend any state officer not subject to impeachment or any county officer on any of the following grounds: malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or commission of a felony.
The Florida Senate has the exclusive responsibility to sit in judgment of the merits of a suspension. The Senate may remove from office or reinstate the suspended official. Senate Rule 12 outlines the process adopted by the Senate.
Suspensions are sorted by the session in which last publication occurred in the Journal.
Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections, Palm Beach County
Nichole Cummings, Putnam County School Board
Nicholas Nicholson, County Commissioner, District 1, Hernando Board of County Commissioners
- 4/26/2018 Executive Order 18-121 (PDF) 2019 Senate Journal, Page 161 (PDF)
- 12/21/2018 Letter from the Secretary of the Senate (PDF)
- 1/24/2019 Letter from the Secretary of the Senate (PDF)
- 2/01/2019 Correspondence to Governor DeSantis (PDF)
- 2/04/2019 Referral to Rules Committee (PDF)
- 3/04/2019 Memorandum from President to Secretary Brown – Closes Matter (PDF) 2019 Senate Journal, Pages 161-162 (PDF)
Kirk Reams, Clerk of Court, Jefferson County
Brenda Snipes, Supervisor of Elections, Broward County