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Florida legislators head to Tallahassee next week in preparation for 2023 session

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CapitolWith the 2022 midterm elections in the rearview mirror, Florida’s House and Senate leaders are gearing up for 2023 Legislative Session slated to begin at noon on March 7, 2023.

The Legislature will gather at the Florida Capitol November 22 to hold an organizational session, the first formal day of the legislative term. The organizational session, statutorily mandated to occur 14 days following the general election, convenes both chambers for the selection of officers.

Senate President-designate and Naples-based attorney Kathleen Passidomo announced some her leadership team on November 14.

House Speaker-Designate Paul Renner, a Flagler County attorney, has yet to name his leadership team, but is expected to do so when the organizational session gavels in next week.

The House will go into session at 10 a.m. and the Senate at 10:30 a.m. on November 22.

The Legislature will hold the first of seven interim committee weeks beginning the week of December 12. The committee weeks allow House and Senate committees to begin analyzing, discussing, and amending bills that have already been filed while allowing for public comment. The dates for interim committee weeks are as follows:

Date Event
December 12-16, 2022 Interim committee meetings
January 3-6, 2023 Interim committee meetings
January 17-20, 2023 Interim committee meetings
January 23-27, 2023 Interim committee meetings
February 6-10, 2023 Interim committee meetings
February 13-17, 2023 Interim committee meetings
February 20-24, 2023 Interim committee meetings

 

Legislators have until March 7, 2023, to file introductory bills prior to the session convening at noon the same day. The 2023 Legislative Session will run for 60 days and is expected to end on May 5, 2023, with the passage of Florida’s 2023-24 fiscal budget.

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