Advocacy and Information

2021 Legislative Platform

2021 Legislative Session Dates

August 1, 2020 Deadline for filing claim bills (Rule 4.81(2))

January 29, 2021 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills

February 26, 2021 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills

March 2, 2021 Regular Session convenes (Article III, section 3(b), State Constitution) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Rule 3.7(1))

April 17, 2021 Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Rule 6.4.(4)) All bills are immediately certified (Rule 6.8)

April 20, 2021 50th day – last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Rule 2.9(2))

April 30, 2021 60th day – last day of Regular Session (Article III, section 3(d), State Constitution)


Florida Legislative Leaders Library Approps Committees 20-21.docx


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FL Department of State Public Library Construction Grants


The Value of Public Libraries


When we fund libraries...


2018 Election Information

Advocating for Florida libraries is a year-round endeavor.  Gather important library-related data to share with incumbent or new candidates, including these interesting findings from a recent study by The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC:


Florida Library Advocates and Legislators


LSTA Funds Infographic