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Executive Suspensions

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.

For more information on the Senate's role in the suspension process please contact:
Office of the Senate Secretary
Suite 405, The Capitol
404 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5270