Florida Legislature

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Florida Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesSenate
House of Representatives
Term limits
Senate 2 terms (8 years)
House of Representatives 4 terms (8 years)
History
FoundedMay 26, 1845
Preceded byLegislative Council of the Territory of Florida
Leadership
Bill Galvano (R)
Since Nov. 20, 2018[2]
Senate Majority Leader
Kathleen Passidomo (R)
Since Nov. 26, 2018[3]
Senate Minority Leader
Audrey Gibson (D)
Since Nov. 19, 2018[4]
José R. Oliva (R)
Since Nov. 20, 2018
House Majority Leader
Dane Eagle[1] (R)
Since Nov. 19, 2018
House Minority Leader
Kionne McGhee (D)
Since Nov. 19, 2018
Structure
Seats160 voting members
  • 40 senators
  • 120 representatives
Florida Senate Diagram.svg
State Senate political groups
  •   Republican (23)
  •   Democratic (17)
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House of Representatives political groups
Length of term
Senate 4 years
House of Representatives 2 years
Salary$18,000/year + per diem (Subsistence & Travel)[5]
Elections
RedistrictingLegislative control
Motto
In God We Trust
Meeting place
Tallahassee Old and New Capitols 3.jpg
Florida Capitol (Old Capitol in foreground), Tallahassee
Website
Official Website

The Florida Legislature is the legislature of the U.S. State of Florida. It is organized as a bicameral body made of an upper chamber, the Senate, and a lower chamber, the House of Representatives.[6]

The legislature is made of 160 state legislators (120 in the House and 40 in the Senate). It meets in the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "House Majority Leadership Team". Florida House of Representatives.
  2. "Bill Galvano of Bradenton elected president of Florida Senate". Bradenton Herald.
  3. "Passidomo named majority leader, Benacquisto retains chairmanship in Florida Senate". Fort Myers News-Press.
  4. "Senate Democrats select Audrey Gibson as 2018-20 leader". Florida Politics.
  5. "The 2017 Florida Statutes F.S. 11.13 Compensation of members". Florida Legislature.
  6. "CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA". Florida Legislature. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  7. "FAQ". Florida Senate.