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- Claims/Local Bill
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- Concurrent Resolution
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- Local Bill
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1 7 8
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233 216 449
« Pursuant to Article III, Section 3(b) of the Florida Constitution, the 2024 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature shall convene on Tuesday, January 09, 2024, [e.g., 2024 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 2024 Interim Committees began meeting during the week of September 18-22, 2023.
« The 2024 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to adjourn sine die on Friday, March 08, 2024.
« As of November 30, 2023, our Florida legislators filed 663 bills for the 2024 Regular Session.
- [e.g., Current 2024 SDOC Legislative Bills Summary posted on this webpage]
« Of the total bills filed, SDOC is tracking 449 bills that appeared to have the potential to affect public education, Florida students, parents, and/ or educators in some substantial way.
- This total reflects 67.72% of all bills filed to date.
« 0 bills have passed both chambers of the Florida Legislature. Of these bills, 0 have been presented to the Governor. The Governor has signed into law 0 bills and vetoed 0 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.
« Of the bills filed, 4 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.