State of Florida


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

The Florida Legislature is the two houses that act as the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. The Florida Constitution states that “The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a legislature of the State of Florida,” composed of a Senate and House of Representatives. The legislature is seated at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Composed of 160 state legislators term-limited to eight years, the state legislature meets beginning in March for a period not to exceed 60 calendar days. Special sessions are called as needed. Its statutes, called “chapter laws” or generically as “slip laws” when printed separately, are compiled into the Laws of Florida and are called “session laws”. The Florida Statutes are the codified statutory laws of the state.