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The 2022 Florida Legislative schedule is as follows:

  • Committee Meetings held for 6 weeks during Sept, Oct, Nov 2021

  • January 11, 2022:  Session convenes.....12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction

  • March 11, 2022:  Session concludes

    For the official, detailed schedule from the Legislature, click
    here.

Background Info:

The Florida State Legislature meets in session every year for 60 consecutive days.

 

  • In even-numbered years, the Legislature meets on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January.

  • In odd-numbered years, the Legislature meets on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. (Meeting later in year gives newly elected officials time to prepare.)

  • Occasionally there are also special sessions called for by the Governor or Senate/House.

 

Before a regular Legislative session begins, legislators meet in committees to discuss legislation they want to pursue in the upcoming session.  Since the Republicans are in the majority in Tallahassee, they play a large role in committee assignments and the legislation that is discussed in committee and gets to the floor.  These meetings take place over a 6-week period prior to the start of the Legislative session.  

It is important that we Democrats contact our legislators about legislation we oppose or support.  Doing so prior to the session actually starting is key.  They need our input.  See "Do Your Research" on how to research upcoming bills.