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.
Opening Day of the 2020 Legislative Session
The Senate will convene on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The 2020 Regular Session is scheduled to conclude on Friday, March 13, 2020.
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.
- Rader Reader Holiday Edition-December 2019 (pdf) December 10, 2019 - Publication by Senator Rader
- Sen. Lauren Book Files Bill to End Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Victims, Grant One-Year “Lookback Window” for Expired Cases December 10, 2019 - Press Release by Senator Book
- 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