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State Legislature 2017 Session

Mar 7, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Regular sessions of the Legislature begin on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and continue for 60 consecutive days, which may be extended by a three-fifths vote of each house.  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 20 days, unless extended by a three-fifths vote of each house.



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

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

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

March 7, 2017 – Regular Session convenes (Article III, section 3(b), Constitution) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Rule 3.7(1))

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

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

May 5, 2017 – 60th day – last day of Regular Session (Article III, section 3(d), Constitution)


Mar 7, 2017
May 5, 2017


Florida Capitol/Legislature
Tallahassee, FL United States + Google Map