Current Legislative Updates Dashboard

  • Bill Type House Senate Sub-Total
    • Appropriations Project
    1,729   1,729
    • Claims/General Bill
    6 9 15
    • Claims/Local Bill
    6 9 15
    • Concurrent Resolution
    3 5 8
    • General Bill
    823 905 1,728
    • Joint Resolution
    15 20 35
    • Local Bill
    46   46
    • Memorial
    15 8 23
    • Resolution
    44 32 76
    • Reviser's/ General Bill
    5 4 9

    Grand Total

    2,692 992 3,684

    Tracking

    1,251 789 2,040

    «  Pursuant to Article III, Section 3(b) of the Florida Constitution, the 2022 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, [e.g., 2022 Important Florida Legislative Session Dates posted on this webpage].

    • The session shall continue for sixty (60) consecutive days, which may be extended by a three-fifths vote of each chamber.
    • Special sessions may be called by the Governor or may be convened by joint proclamation of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
    • Special sessions may not exceed twenty (20) days, unless extended by a three-fifths vote of each chamber.

    «  The 2022 Interim Committees began meeting during the week of September 20, 2021.

    «  The 2022 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature was scheduled to adjourn sine die on Friday, March 11, 2022, but was extended and adjourned on Monday, March 14, 2022.

    «  As of June 08, 2022, our Florida legislators filed 3,684 bills for the 2022 Regular Session.

    • [e.g., Current 2022 SDOC Legislative Bills Summary posted on this webpage]

    «  Of the total bills filed, SDOC tracked 2,040 bills that appeared to have the potential to affect public education, Florida students, parents, and/ or educators in some substantial way. 

    • This total reflects 55.37% of all bills filed to date.

    «  285 bills passed both chambers of the Florida Legislature.  Of these bills, 126 have been presented to the Governor.  The Governor has signed into law 202 bills and vetoed 5 bills.  Upon receipt of each bill, the Governor has fifteen (15) days to sign or veto the bill or to let the bill become law without the Governor's signature.

    • [e.g., Current 2022 Governor’s Bill Actions posted, when available, on this webpage]

    «  Of the bills filed, 6 bills appeared to have the potential to become a possible omnibus bill, or "train," as written.

    • An omnibus bill, commonly referred to as a “train,” is a proposed law that packages together multiple legal measures on diverse or unrelated topics into a single document that is voted upon as a single item.  Omnibus is a Latin term that means "for everything.”  The length and scope of omnibus bills limit the time and opportunities for in-depth analysis and debate.  Often, omnibus bills are the vehicle used to pass controversial amendments.  Therefore, some observers consider omnibus bills problematic. 

    «  Remember that in order for a bill to become law in Florida, companion versions of each bill filed in the legislature must:

    • clear several committees in both the House and Senate chambers,
    • be read three times in both chambers,
    • pass votes taken in both chambers,
    • survive the joint conference committee if any language differs in each chamber's version of the bill, and
    • receive the governor's signature.

    «  Therefore, each bill is statistically more likely not to become law.