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.
Kirk Reams, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Jefferson County
Monique Worrell, State Attorney of the 9th Judicial Circuit
- 8/9/2023 Executive Order 23-160 (PDF)
- 8/9/2023 Memorandum from President Passidomo to All Senators (PDF)
- 8/11/2023 Letter from the Senate Secretary (PDF)
- 8/18/2023 Response from Counsel for Ms. Worrell (PDF)
- 8/25/2023 Letter from Secretary of the Senate to Counsel for Ms. Worrell (PDF)
- 9/7/2023 Letter from Secretary of the Senate Re: Notice of Abeyance (PDF)
- 9/7/2023 Memorandum from President Passidomo – Update Re: Executive Order of Suspension 23-160 (PDF)