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Florida Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
Term limits
Senate 2 terms (8 years)
House of Representatives 4 terms (8 years)
History
Founded May 26, 1845
Preceded by Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida
Leadership
President of the Senate
Bill Galvano (R)
Since Nov. 20, 2018
Senate Majority Leader
Kathleen Passidomo (R)
Since Nov. 26, 2018
Senate Minority Leader
Audrey Gibson (D)
Since Nov. 19, 2018
Speaker of the House
José R. Oliva (R)
Since Nov. 20, 2018
House Majority Leader
Dane Eagle (R)
Since Nov. 19, 2018
House Minority Leader
Kionne McGhee (D)
Since Nov. 19, 2018
Structure
Seats 160 voting members
  • 40 senators
  • 120 representatives
Florida Senate Diagram.svg
State Senate political groups
Florida state legislature diagram house.svg
House of Representatives political groups
Length of term
Senate 4 years
House of Representatives 2 years
Salary $18,000/year + per diem (Subsistence & Travel)
Elections
Redistricting Legislative control
Motto
In God We Trust
Meeting place
Tallahassee Old and New Capitols 3.jpg
Florida Capitol (Old Capitol in foreground), Tallahassee
Website
Official Website

The Florida Legislature is the legislature of the U.S. State of Florida. It is organized as a bicameral body made of an upper chamber, the Senate, and a lower chamber, the House of Representatives.

The legislature is made of 160 state legislators (120 in the House and 40 in the Senate). It meets in the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee.

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