Florida Veteran Legislation
Regular sessions of the Florida 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 Speaker of the House of Representatives. Special sessions may not exceed 20 days, unless extended by a three-fifths vote of each house. The Florida fiscal year starts July 1 of every year.
This year, Florida’s legislative session will get an early start. The 2018 Legislative Session will start on Jan. 9. The Florida Constitution allows the Legislature to start session early in even-numbered years.
Provided here is a list of Florida veteran-related legislation and veteran-related appropriation requests that the agency is tracking. Please note, during session and interim committee weeks, this list is updated weekly. Otherwise, this list is updated monthly. If you have any general questions, please contact the FDVA legislative staff. If you have specific questions pertaining to the legislation or appropriation request, please contact the member who is sponsoring the legislation or request. Inclusion of legislation in this report is for informational purposes only.
Inclusion does not imply endorsement of, support of, or opposition to any particular piece of legislation by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Legislation Tracking Websites:
FDVA Legislative Affairs Office:
FDVA Legislative and Cabinet Affairs Director
Phone: (850) 487-1533, ext. 7723
FDVA Deputy Legislative and Cabinet Affairs Director
Phone: (850) 487-1533, ext. 7712