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2023: HOUSE- 120 total  84 Republicans\35 Democrats\ 1 opening Joe Harding District 24 resigned 12/8/22  

SENATE-40 total 28 Republicans\12 Democrats

2022:  HOUSE- 120 total  76 Republicans\42 Democrats (as of 1/16 two open Democrat seats)   
SENATE-40 total 24 Republicans\15 Democrats (Dem Resigned in 2022)

2021:  HOUSE- 120 total  76 Republicans\44 Democrats 
SENATE-40 total 24 Republicans\16 Democrats  


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2024 Florida State Legislation

Title Session Year click on bill title for more information and action items
2024 Legislation- Florida State 2024
2024 Legislation- Florida State

2024 Legislative Bill Summary as of 4/8/24 Review the 325 bills passed this session.

SB 974: Corporate Income Tax- directed toward helping the Marijuana Industry 2024
SB 974

News Article    Under the guise of corporate income tax Senator Rodriguez files a bill to help the marijuana industry. 

SB 974: Corporate Income Tax   GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Required Instruction in History of Communism- Similar 2024
HB 1349
SB 1264

Link to current Committee Notes, Videos, Testimonies...

Pro-life, parental rights, gender bills- 2024
Florida Family Policy Bills and Updates

Link to other notes

There are so many pro-life, pro-pregnancy, pro-family, parental rights, gender & sexuality bills this year that for an excellent overview- I am using the Florida Family Policy's information and will send out action alerts on these bills as needed.

Possession of Real Property 2024
HB 621 - Possession of Real Property


LINK TO NOTES and additional information

12/28/23- No Senate companion bill

Elections Bills 2024

2024 instead of one or two election bills there are several bills some comprehensive and some with only one issue to address. 

2024 Delta-8, Kratom, Alcohol, Marijuana 2024

Link to Committee Notes, Videos, Testimonies...previous year notes

2024 Abortion Petition- Limit Gov't. Involvement - or Abortion till Birth 2024
2024 Abortion Petition Detailed Information


There are two ways to stop this amendment 1) Educate voters on the truth &   2) Identify illegal petition activities.  

2023 FL State Session Bills

HB 899/SB 870- Surrender Newborn - Seems to be passing bipartisan

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year click on bill title for more information and action items Sponsor
2023 Legislative Notes and Summary 2023

Link to committee testimony's - Teresa Miller
Life Champion Bills- Senator Grall, Senator Yarborough

HJR 335: Requiring Broader Public Support 2023

HJR 335: Requiring Broader Public Support for Constitutional Amendments or Revisions


Requiring Broader Public Support for Constitutional Amendments or Revisions; Proposes amendment to State Constitution to increase percentage of elector votes required to approve amendment to or revision of State Constitution from 60 percent to 66.67 percent.

  • Referred to Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee
  • Referred to Judiciary Committee
  • Referred to State Affairs Committee
  • Now in Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee  11/22/23


Election Bill

HB 7076

SB 7050

2023 Election  -  Link to Updates, Committee Videos, transcripts, letters...   
4/20/23 Fiscal Policy Meeting- Teresa's Testimony

Pregnancy and Parental Support

HB 7

SB 300


Governor Signs

3/28/23 Teresa’s Testimony

Sadly, some Republicans voted against this bill.  There is no reason or excuse for a professed Christian or Republican to vote against a bill that will protect the innocent life of a baby. 

Medical Freedom

HB 305

SB 222


LInk to committee notes, action alerts, transcripts....

Excellent talking points, background information, data

(Support this bill instead of SB 252 (only included Covid)...this bill expands to all immunizations.)

HB 303: General Bill by Barnaby (CO-SPONSORS) Amesty; Black; Jacques; Plasencia

Public Health Emergency

HB 1487

SB 1618

Link to notes, transcripts, committee meetings,

HOUSE:  General Bill by Rudman Public Health Emergency Actions: Revises provisions related to expiration & renewal of declarations of public health emergency; authorizes State Health Officer to request rather than order individual to be examined, tested, treated, isolated, or quarantined for certain communicable diseases; requires two-thirds vote of membership of both houses of Legislature to allow actions that affect entire groups or communities; revises procedures for imposing & releasing an isolation or quarantine.


HB 1475

SB 1676

Link to Committee meetings, notes, transcripts....  IDENTICAL BILLS

This bill progressed from the next best thing to banning the bill to one of the worst bills in the nation.  My "Hail Mary" before the vote- go  2:45 to hear Teresa's testimony. ​

Gender Clinical Interventions/ Treatments for Sex Reassignment

HB 1421

CS/SB 254


Link to transcripts and other bill information 
HB 1421 General Bill by Fine and Massullo (CO-SPONSORS) Jacques
CS/SB 254: Treatments for Sex Reassignment GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Yarborough ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Broxson
Similar bills... 

Medical Conscience Protection

HB 1403

SB 1580


Link to Updates, Comittee Videos, Transcripts... 

HOUSE:  General Bill by Rudman (CO-SPONSORS) Beltran  Protections of Medical Conscience: Authorizes health care providers & health care payors to opt out of participation in or payment for certain health care services by conscience-based objections without discrimination or threat of adverse actions; requires health care provider to notify the patient and the health care provider’s supervisor or employee, if applicable, in writing when such health care provider declines to participate in certain health care services & retain copy of such notification; prohibits certain boards and DOH from taking certain disciplinary actions under certain circumstances.

Placement of Surrendered Newborn Infants

HB 1339

SB 1306


Link to notes, transcripts, committee meetings,..
HB 1339 -  Placement of Surrendered Newborn Infants   General Bill by Abbott


HB 1069

SB 1320


 Link to Updates, Committee Videos, transcripts, letters...

Link to sex ed material in schools- video at DeSantis news conference

HB 1069 General Bill by McClain

School Choice

HB 1

SB 202



Link to Updates, Committee Videos, transcripts, letters...
2/10 Senate filed bill- bills are 'Compare' 

HOUSE: General Bill by Education Quality Subcommittee and Education & Employment Committee, and PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, and Choice & Innovation Subcommittee and Tuck and Plasencia (CO-SPONSORS) Amesty; Anderson; Baker; Barnaby; Basabe; Black; Brackett; Fabricio; Fine; Garcia; Giallombardo; Jacques; Leek; Lopez, V.; Massullo; Melo; Michael; Overdorf; Payne; Persons-Mulicka; Plakon; Porras; Rizo; Roach; Robinson, W.; Rommel; Sirois; Snyder; Tramont

Higher Education 2023

HB 1035

SB 266- Higher Education (The Florida College System is prohibited from teaching systemic racism, sexism, oppression and privilege in violation of Florida Equal Education Act, AND general education core courses may not distort significant historical events or teach identity politics and specified concepts related to discrimination.

HB 1035 https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=77...

2022 FL State Session Bills

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year Bill Number click on bill title for more information and action items
Parental Rights in Education 2022


SB 1834- Parental Rights in Education by Baxley

HB- 1557 Parental Rights in Education by Harding

Link to Updates, Committee Videos, transcripts, letters...     

Vote History
3/8/22 House order enrolled 
3/3/22 Passed Senate 22:17   Republicans Bradley and Brandes voted against due to public pressure that this was an anti-gay bill.
2/24/22 Passed House 69:47  

2022 Election Administration 2022

Senate CS/CS/SB 524 Hudson

House CS/HB 7061

Link to updates, committee videos , transcripts, letters... 
Vote History
Bill Analysis 

3/9/22 Order Enrolled
3/9/22 Passed House 76:41 
3/4/22 Passed Senate  24:14  

2/1/22 Replace CS
1/14/22 HB 1353 in House Public Integrity & Elections

2022 Individual Freedom (Ban CRT) 2022


CS/HB 7 Avila

SB 148 Diaz

Link to updates, committee videos, transcripts, letters

Vote History
3/10/22 House Order Enrolled
3/10/22- Passed Senate 24:15 - (First Committee 2/28)
2/24/22 Passed House: 74:41- (First Committee 1/24)

2022 Religious Institutions Protection Act 2022


HB 215- DiCeglie (CO-SPONSORS) Borrero

SB 254 Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry

Vote History
3/2/22 Senate ENROLLED BILL
1/27/22 Passed Senate 31:3 - First committee(11/22/21)
3/2/22 Passed House 88:29 - First committee(1/11/22)

1/15/22  Per Florida Family Policy:

Fetal and Infant Mortality Reduction 2022


House: HB 05-Grall and Persons-Mulicka and several co-sponsors

Senate: SB 146 Stargell

Link to updates, committee videos, transcripts, letters,...

3/4/22- House order enrolled
3/3/22 Passed Senate 23:15
2/17/22 Passed House floor:  78:39

Free Speech of Health Care Practitioners 2022


SB 1184- Broxson

HB 687 - Drake

Free Speech of Health Care Practitioners: Prohibits certain entities from revoking license, certificate, or registration of health care practitioner for specified use of his or her right of free speech without specified proof; provides liability & penalty.

Abortion- Heartbeat Bill 2022



House: HB 167-Barnaby

2022 Jan- Companion bill was not filed in the Senate.. Bill is dead. 

2021 Sept.- Filed in House

Summary:  Abortion: Requires physician to conduct test for, & inform woman seeking abortion of, presence of detectable fetal heartbeat; prohibits physician from performing or inducing abortion if fetal heartbeat is detected or if physician fails to conduct test to detect fetal heartbeat; provides exceptions; authorizes private civil cause of action for certain violations; provides for civil remedies & damages.

No companion bill filed in Senate... bill is dead. 

Federal Bills

Title Session Year
Equality Act 2021

Due to the number of co-sponsors might be able to voted on house floor without going through committee process!

Here are some key points you can make about HR 5, the Equality Act, when you call your member of Congress:

Build Back Better (3.5 Trillion Dollar Tax) 2021
HR 5376

Heritage Action- Talking Points and Take Action Opportunities

Heritage Action has excellent background info, talking points and take action opportunities.   Call daily put add them to  your priority contact list... make them work for your tax money and make them listen.  For more talking points and details  see Heritage Link.

Link to Florida Congressional Members

For the People Act (Anti Election Integrity) 2021
HR 1

Listen to Mark Robinson speak out against HR 1.  

2021 FL State Session Bills

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year Bill Number click on bill title for more information and action items
2021 Legislative Summary 2021


EmbraceLIfe911 2021 EmbraceLife911 Legislative Summary

Florida Voice for the Unborn For Florida’s Unborn Children, the 2021 Legislative Session was Tragically Disappointing

Regulation of Medical Marijuana



Not Heard in all Committees, Other

Passed 2 House committees not heard in 3rd, Never heard in Senate Committee
HB 1455
SB 1958
Senator Rodrigues, Representative Roach

April 13th, update stalled in the House needs to be assigned to Health and Human Services committee (third committee); Senate not heard in any committees.  

Representative Roach article- Fight to save the medical marijuana program in Florida- the truth

Senate Judiciary Committee Needs to hear the bill

Action Alert:  House Healthcare Appropriations Subcommittee- Need to get it on the agenda. Email  Representative Avila asking to HB 1455 put on committee agenda.

March 18, 2021  HOUSE: Passed Health Care Appropriations Passed 9:6 ... Now in Health & Human Services Committee   

Safety of Religious Institutions



Passed House, Passed Senate, Other

Enrolled Adjourned Sine Die
SB498 HB259
HB 259
Senate: Gruters, House: Williamson and Byrd (CO-SPONSORS)

4/27/21 Enrolled 
4/27 Senate passed 24:16 Party Lines
4/27/21 on special calendar CS/CS/HB 259 Write your Senator to vote yes! 
4/22/21 Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21    Write your Senator to vote yes!  CS/CS/HB 259
4/20/21 Senate Rules Committee 8:30 am 
Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 6 (Party line vote)
April 19,2021 Mailchimp Alert

STATE BILL- Restrict Abortions to 20 weeks



Not put on Calendar
HB 351
SB 744
House- Gregory; Senate- Rodriguez

3/2/21 9:21 PM  HOUSE:  Last Event: 1st Reading on Tuesday, Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

3/2/2021    Senate  Introduced -SJ 90

3/23/21 Mailchimp Action Alert

Why isn't this bill a priority?  We have a conservative house, senate and governor yet prolife bills are gathering dust.

Heartbeat Bill Texas

SB8 Texas

Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

The Texas Heartbeat Act makes it illegal for an abortion to be performed after an unborn child's heartbeat is detected in the womb, usually around week six of the pregnancy. There are no criminal penalties for performing an abortion after an unborn child's heartbeat is detected. The Texas Heartbeat Act would allow civil action against any person who performed or induced an abortion or knowingly engaged in conduct that aided or abetted the performance or inducement of an abortion.

Florida Gambling- Massive Expansion



House Vote  97:17 Nonpartisan    Senate 38:1 

Even if you don't gamble or gamble  once in awhile as entertainment this is going to impact all Floridians if passed.  

5/18/21- RALLY Bus trip to Tallahassee to protect our state against massive gambling expansion (Sign-up Here FREE Florida Family Action)  

5/17/21  Coming up on Monday, May 17, 2021, the Florida Legislature will begin a Special Legislative Session to consider, among other related gambling issues, whether to approve, amend or disapprove this massive, exclusive gambling expansion.

Parental Rights 2021


HB 241
SB 582

4/22/21 enrolled
4/22/21  Senate Passed 24:15 (Brandes absent) 
4/1/21 House Passed 78:37

Abortion Disablility 2021



Passed House

Messaged to Senate Rules not put on committee agenda
HB 1221
SB 1664
Grall, Senator Ana Marie Rodriguez

4/30/21  H 1221 (c2)    Disability Abortions:Compare    Last Action: S Died in Rules  Senator Kathleen Passidomo Chairs did not put on agenda!!!
4/23/21 HOUSE passed 74:44  2 missed Message to Senate
3/10/21 SENATE introduced (previously assigned to 3 committees) never heard in a committee during session

Grall (CO-SPONSORS) Andrade; Barnaby; Beltran; Byrd; Fischer; Gregory; Harding; Maggard; Robinson, W.; Roth; Sabatini; Sirois; Snyder; Yarborough


Social Media Platforms Bill



Passed House, Passed Senate, Other

SB 7072
HB 7013
Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, Rep. Ingoglia

4/29/2021    Senate    • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 958
4/29/21 House  Passed 77:38  5 missed
4/26/21 Senate Passed 22:17:1 3rd reading on special calendar 4/27
4/27//21 House on calendar H Laid on Table, refer to SB 7072
4/22/2021  Senate    • Read 2nd time  • Placed on 3rd reading
4/20/2021  House    • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading • Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/20/19 House- Special Order Calendar  (Already passed 3 committees)

Election Administration



Passed House, Passed Senate, Other

4/29/21 Adjourned Sine Die CS/CS/CS/SB 90
SB 90
HB 7041
Senate Baxley, Rep: Ingoglia and Byrd

5/2  Enrolled   CS/CS/CS/SB 90
4/29/21 House Passed 77:40
House on special calendar as CS/CS/CS/SB 90 Election Administration- Ask your Representative to vote yes!
4/26/21 In special session passed 23:17  (Brandes voted no) 

Promoting Equality of Athletic Opportunity Page



Passed House, Other

Added to SB 1028 as an amendment... was enrolled!
SB 2012
HB 1475
Senator Stagel, Representative Tuck....

4/28 SB 1028- charter school with sex specific amendment
4/28 Amendment added to SB 1028 Charter Schools-  News article
4/21/2021 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/20/21, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed Senate Rules is not scheduled to meet again this session.  
4/20/21 Senate Rules 8:30am  contact Rules in support of this bill Did not get heard today.
4/14/21 SENATE: On Rules committee 4/20/21  Contact Rules to support this bill!   

2021 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses



Passed House, Passed Senate, Other

4/22/21 waiting to be sent to Governor to sign?
HB 329
SB 148
Senate-Bradley, House- Tomkow ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Tant

4/17/21 HB 329 (Senate adopted House bill) has not reached his desk yet so proactively contact him "Gov. DeSantis please veto SB 148 home deliver of alcohol beverages" governorron.desantis@eog.myflorida.com  or call  (850) 717-9337
Final House Vote 117:1
4/15/2021    House    • Message sent to senate
4/15/2021    Senate    • In returning messages

STATE BILL- Surrendered Newborn Infants



Passed House, Passed Senate, Other

4/29 in returning messages adjourned sine die
HB 133
SB 122
Senator Baxley, Representatives Harding and Beltran

4/29 in returning messages adjourned sine die bill
4/26/21 Senate passed unanimously ... sent to messages. 

4/22/21 Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21    Write your Senator to vote yes!  
4/19/21 Senate Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0
4/14/21 Senate: 
ACTION ALERT On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, Link to members Ask committee member to vote yes on SB 122
3/30/21 House Referred to Senate Rules 'Message'

Combating Public Disorder



Governor Signs
SB 1
HB 1

4/19/21 Governor Signs Bill
4/16/21  Signed by Officers and presented to Governor- send Governor e-mail asking to sign bill CS/HB 1 Combating Public Disorder
4/15/21 to Messages (see above for definition) 
4/15/2021    Senate  CS passed;   23 Yeas - 17 Nays
4/13/21  Senate Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/21

2020 FL State Session Bills

2020 Florida Family Bills- Summarized (supporting and opposing- 01/22/20)

2020 Florida Family Bills- last week update

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year Bill #
Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools 2020

Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools; Authorizing a qualified patient to designate more than one caregiver to assist with the qualified patient’s medical use of marijuana under certain circumstances; authorizing a county-designated caregiver to register as a caregiver for more than one qualified patient under certain circumstances; providing a procedure for a parent of a student who is a qualified patient to request that marijuana be administered to the student during the school day; requiring that a caregiver or a county-designated caregiver administering marijuana to the student do so in the area the school principal designates, etc.

Heartbeat Bill 2020
HB 271

Oct 14:  In Health Quality (waiting to be put on the calendar)

Oct 1: General Bill by Hill (CO-SPONSORS) Hage; Sabatini

Abortion- Parental Consent 2020
  • February 20, 2020- passed the House-  Representative Valdez- a Catholic says she is Pro-Life yet voted against this bill.  
  • February 6th, 2020 - passed the Senate   News Article highlighting Senator Stargel
2020 Legislative Updates- Florida Family 2020

Week 9 of Week 9

 ​The final week of session is usually filled with emotional farewells for legislators who are leaving because they are termed out after serving eight years.  The Speaker of the House and the Senate President get to see their portraits unveiled and enter the history of past leaders on the walls of the legislative chambers. 

Previous Session Bills

Title Session Year Bill #
SB-1618 Tobacco Act 21 2019


HB-482 Prohibit Discrimination 2019
HB 482

2019 Last Event: Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:59 PM

From Florida Family Policy: Why we oppose- (TALKING POINTS)

Florida's Abortion- (Heartbeat Bill) 2019

IDENTICAL Abortion: Requiring a physician to perform an examination for, and inform a woman obtaining an abortion of the presence of, a detectable fetal heartbeat; requiring the physician to review the results of such examination with the patient before the woman gives informed consent for the abortion procedure; requiring that a woman who declines to review the results certify in writing that she did so of her own free will and without undue influence, etc.

2019 Medical Use of Marijuana 2019

Basically limits daily dose amounts & THC content.  Moved in House but seems to be 'laid' on the table in the Senate.

Locally, Rep. Ben Diamond voted against this bill.

2019 Florida Parental Consent for Abortion 2019

'Compare' Bills-  House:  Reclassifies criminal offense for specified violation; requires physician to obtain notarized written consent of parent or legal guardian before inducing or performing termination of pregnancy of minor; provides exceptions to consent requirement; provides criminal penalties.

4-28-2019  Bill has been stalled - not heard in committee ACTION ALERTS SENT OUT  

2019 Session Summary 2019

2019 Summary Session- Action Alert: 
Link to 2019 Pro-life session results and action information: What happened to Florida’s conservative legislators? 

Status of Bills

If the candidate is an incumbent see what bills they sponsored and the status of the bills... passed (may still not have become law), died in session, laid on table, signed by governor...

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Pinellas and Hillsborough Elected Officials

Governor Ron deSantis  governorron.desantis@eog.myflorida.com
(850) 717-9337  @GovRonDeSantis 

Senator Rubio   (813) 947-6288 or  (202) 224-3041  @SenRubioPress 
Senator Scott  (813) 225-7040  or  (202) 224-5274
@SenRickScott  Facebook    

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Find your elected officials- Florida

Need a conservative to run in House District 65 and 66.  Both Pittman and Koster voted against the Heartbeat bill.




Kimberly Berfield 58 R 850-717-5058 1101 The Capitol


Berny Jacques 59 R 850-717-5059 1301 The Capitol


Lindsay Cross 60 D 850-717-5060 1003 The Capitol


Linda Chaney 61 R 850-717-5061 200 HOB linda.chaney@myfloridahouse.gov
Michele Rayner 62 D 850-717-5062 1302 The Capitol. michele.rayner@myfloridahouse.gov
Dianne Hart 63 D 850-717-5063 1003 The Capitol. dianne.hart@myfloridahouse.gov
Susan Valdes 64 D 850-717-5064 1003 The Capitol. susan.valdes@myfloridahouse.gov
Karen Gonzalez 65 R 850-717-5065 1102 The Capitol


Traci Koster 66 R 850-717-5066 214 HOB traci.koster@myfloridahouse.gov
Fentrice Driskell 67 D 850-717-5067 316 The Capitol


Lawrence McClure 68 R 850-717-5068 209 HOB lawrence.mcclure@myfloridahouse.gov
Danny Alvarez 69 R 850-717-5069 1101 The Capitol


Mike Beltran 70 R 850-717-5070 400 HOB mike.beltran@myfloridahouse.gov

     State House Representatives- Hillsborough and Pinellas

Jay Collins R 14 (850) 487-5014 305 SOB Collins.Jay.web@flsenate.gov
Geraldine Thompson D 15 (850) 487-5015 213 SOB thompson.geraldine.web@flsenate.gov
Darryl Rouson D 16 850-487-5016 212 SOB. rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov
Linda Stewart D 17 850-487-5017 205 SOB. stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov
Nick DiCeglie R 18 (850) 487-5018 310 SOB DiCeglie.Nick.web@flsenate.gov
Debbie Mayfield R 19 850-487-5019 400 SOB mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov
Jim Boyd R 20 850-487-5020 418 SOB. boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov
Ed Hooper R 21 850-487-5021 408 SOB hooper.ed.web@flsenate.gov
Joe Gruters R 22 850-487-5022 316 SOB. gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov
Danny Burgess R 23 850-487-5023 412 SOB. burgess.danny.web@flsenate.gov

State Senators Hillsborough and Pinellas