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2016 Legislative Session Dates
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner jointly released a memorandum containing the 2015-2016 Interim Committee Meeting Schedule. Committees are slated to meet six weeks between now and the start of the 2016 regular legislative session, starting September 16th.
2016 Legislative Dates
2016 Session Dates [PDF] added June 12, 2015
2015-2016 Interim Committee Meeting Schedule [PDF] added June 19, 2015
Florida's Budget: 2016 Annual Calendar Of Major Events [PDF] added July 10, 2015 **NEW**
|Aug. 1, 2015||Deadline for filing claim bills||Rule 4.81 (2)|
|Sept. 15, 2015||Deadline for state agencies and the judicial branch to submit their final leglislative
budget requests (LBRs) for FY 2016-17 and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for FY 2016-17 through FY 2020-21.
|The Joint Legislative Budget Commission (JLBC) shall issue a long range financial
outlook setting recommended fiscal strategies for the state and its departments and agencies to assist the legislature in making budget decisions.
|Article III, section 19(c)(1),
|Sept. 16-18, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Sept. 30, 2015||Deadline for state agencies and the judicial branch to submit their Long Range Program
Plans (LRPP) for FY 2016-17 through FY 2020-21.
|Oct. 5-9, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Oct. 19-23, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Nov. 2-6, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Nov. 16-20, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015||Interim Committee Week|
|Nov. 20, 2015||5 p.m. deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions.|
|Dec. 2015||At least 30 days prior to the scheduled annual regular session, the Governor shall publish
his recommended budget and revenues.
|Section 216.162, F.S.|
|Jan. 8, 2016||5 p.m. deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions.|
|Jan. 12, 2016||Regular Session convenes||Article III, section 3(b), Constitution|
|Noon - deadline for filing bills for introduction||Rule 3.7 (1)|
|Feb. 27, 2016||All bills are immediately certified||Rule 6.8|
|Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day||Rule 6.4(4)|
|March 1, 2016||50th day - last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings||Rule 2.9 (2)|
|March 7, 2016||All bills are immediately certified||Rule 6.8|
|Conference Committee Reports require only one reading||Rule 4.5 (1)|
|Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day||Rule 6.4 (4)|
|March 11, 2016
||60th day - last day of Regular Session||Article III, section 3(d), Constitution|