Florida State Government Guide

State government has a direct impact on the lives of Florida’s citizens. From health care to education to environmental issues, your state lawmakers make decisions that affect you and your family. But how much do you know about what happens in the state house and senate chambers?

Use this Florida Government Guide to find answers to your questions.

 

How Florida Government Works

Bills passed in the state legislature directly impact your day-to-day life, but how much do you know about how Florida's government works?

Find out about the different branches of government, who’s who in Florida government, what happens in a legislative session, and what bills are expected to come up this year.

 

Find Your State Lawmakers

The Florida Legislature is made up of a 40-member Florida Senate and a 120-member Florida House of Representatives. Each Florida resident has a state senator and state representative that represents them in Tallahassee. 

Below are the maps for the Florida House and Senate districts. You can zoom in and maneuver each map to where you live. Then, hover your cursor over the district in your area to find your legislator. Click on the district to go to that legislator's website. 

Not sure which district is yours? You can look up all your representatives by going to the Florida House of Representatives website and typing in your address.

 

KEEP TRACK OF BILLs

Every year over 1,000 bills are filed in the Florida House and Senate. With only 60 days in the legislative session, not all of them make it up for debate.

Do you have an issue that's important to you? Keep tabs on what your lawmakers are talking about so you can be in the know.

Florida Senate Bill List | Bill Tracker Tool

Florida House Bill List | Bill Tracker Tool

 

LATEST FROM TALLAHASSEE

Live Updates From Your Lawmakers

Your lawmakers like to use Twitter more and more to make big announcements, give updates on their bills, and share their opinions on a wide variety of subjects.

Our live feed helps you keep track of all our lawmakers in one place so you always know what is happening.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • JANUARY 8, 2019: Ron DeSantis is sworn in as Florida governor.
  • JANUARY 25, 2019: Deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions.
  • MARCH 5, 2019: Florida Legislative Session opens; governor will give State of the State address.
  • MAY 3, 2019: Last day of the session, barring any need for special sessions.

Senate Calendar | House Calendar

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