Governor DeSantis's
Proposed Budget for FY 21-22
1,044 bills have already been filed for Legislative Session 2021. Committee meetings are under way, and Governor DeSantis released his proposed budget this week for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
 
Visit here for the press release for Governor DeSantis's proposed budget.
 
Visit here to see further information on Governor DeSantis's proposed budget.
Committee Weeks
Legislative Session 2021
  • Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021

The 2021 Legislative Session will convene on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
Florida Children's Council
Legislative Priorities 2021
House of Representatives Leadership
Here is the announced list of the House of Representatives Leadership Team. To read the full statement from Florida House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls, please visit here.
Speaker Pro Tempore
  • Representative Bryan Avila

Majority Leader
  • Representative Michael Grant

Appropriations Committee Chair
  • Representative Jay Trumbull

Rules Committee Chair
  • Representative Paul Renner

Commerce Committee Chair
  • Representative Blaise Ingoglia

Education & Employment Committee Chair
  • Representative Chris Latvala
Health & Human Services Committee Chair
  • Representative Colleen Burton

Judiciary Committee Chair
  • Representative Daniel Perez

State Affairs Committee Chair
  • Representative Ralph Massullo

Ways & Means Committee Chair
  • Representative Bobby Payne

Pandemics & Public Emergencies Chair
  • Representative Tom Leek

Public Integrity & Elections Chair
  • Representative Erin Grall
Senate Leadership
President
  • Senator Wilton Simpson

President Pro Tempore
  • Senator Aaron Bean

Majority Leader
  • Senator Debbie Mayfield

Minority Leader
  • Senator Gary Farmer, Jr.

Minority Leader Pro Tempore
  • Senator Bobby Powell

Agriculture Chair
  • Senator Darryl Rouson

Appropriations
  • Senator Kelli Stargel

Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, & General Government
  • Senator Ben Albritton

Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal & Civil Justice
  • Senator Keith Perry

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
  • Senator Doug Broxson

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services 
  • Senator Aaron Bean

Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, & Economic Development
  • Senator George Gainer

Banking & Insurance
  • Senator Jim Boyd
Children, Families & Elder Affairs
  • Senator Lauren Book

Commerce and Tourism
  • Senator Ed Hooper

Community Affairs
  • Senator Jennifer Bradley

Criminal Justice 
  • Senator Jason Pizzo

Education
  • Senator Joe Gruters

Environment and Natural Resources
  • Senator Jason Brodeur

Ethics & Elections
  • Senator Dennis Baxley

Finance & Tax
  • Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez

Governmental Oversight & Accountability
  • Senator Ray Rodrigues

Health Policy 
  • Senator Manny Diaz

Judiciary
  • Senator Jeff Brandes

Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, & Domestic Security
  • Senator Tom Wright

Regulated Industries
  • Senator Travis Hutson

Rules
  • Senator Kathleen Passidomo

Transportation
  • Senator Gayle Harrell
Joint Committees
Joint Administrative Procedures Committee
  • Senator Ben Albritton, Alt. Chair
  • Representative Rick Roth, Alt. Chair

Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight
  • Senator Bobby Powell, Alt. Chair
  • Representative Bobby Powell, Alt. Chair

Joint Legislative Auditing Committee
  • Senator Dennis Baxley, Alt. Chair
  • Representative Ardian Zika

Joint Legislative Budget Commission
  • Senator Kelli Stargel, Alt. Chair
  • Representative Jay Trumbull

Select Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Response
  • Senator Danny Burgess
  • Representative Ray Rodriguez
Resources During COVID-19
As the state of Florida, along with the rest of the country, reacts to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have compiled a snapshot of resources available below:

General Information

  • 211 Helpline Florida - The United Way is aiding those who are affected by COVID-19. If you or somebody you know needs help, please reach out through calling 2-1-1, available 24/7.

School Aged Resources


Food Assistance
 

Mental Health

  • Dial 211 for mental health resources in your area

Re-employment assistance


Business and Non-Profit Assistance
For more information, please contact
Donovan Lee-Sin, Chief Public Policy & Engagement Officer at