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Important Florida Legislative Session Dates

Interim Committee Meetings for the 2017 Regular Session

Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 9th (House of Representatives)
Monday, December 12th - Friday, December, 16th (Senate)
Monday, January 9th - Friday, January 13th
Monday, January 23rd - Friday, January 27th
Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 10th
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th

August 1, 2016
Deadline for filing claim bills (Senate Rule 4.81(2))

August 30, 2016
Primary Election (§100.061, Fla. Stat. (2016))

November 8, 2016
General Election (Art. VI, §5(a), Fla. Const.)

November 22, 2016
Organization Session (Art. III, §3(a), Fla. Const.)

January 27, 2017
Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills (Senate)

March 3, 2017
Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills (Senate)

March 7, 2017
Regular Session convenes (Art. III, §3(b), Fla. Const.) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Senate Rule 3.7(1))

April 22, 2017
All bills are immediately certified (Senate Rule 6.8 and House Rule 11.7(i)). Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Senate Rule 6.4(4))

April 25, 2017
50th day - last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Senate Rule 2.9(2))

April 30, 2017
55th Day - no House bills on second reading may be taken up and considered by the House (House Rule 10.18)

May 3, 2017
58th Day – the House may consider only: (a) Returning messages, (b) Conference reports, and (c) Concurrent resolutions (House Rule 10.19)

May 5, 2017
60th day - last day of Regular Session (Art. III, §3(d), Fla. Const.)

[Revised: 09-20-2016]