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Florida Legislative Session Begins

January 8, 2024
legislative priorities grid 2024

Here in Florida, election years mean an early start to the legislative session. The 2024 Legislative Session officially began today, Jan. 9, and is scheduled to end on Friday, March. 8.

Follow along with SCCF’s advocacy efforts during the session with the SCCF Legislative Tracker — updated daily as the session develops as bills work their way through Tallahassee. For those interested in watching the legislative conversation unfold, we will provide links to the committee meetings where our legislators will be discussing and voting on SCCF’s priority issues.



Already, bills are working their way through committees that could have disastrous consequences for our water, wildlife, and the environment that drives our economy, and SCCF will be sending action alerts that make it easy for you to speak up to your elected and appointed officials.

“In 2024, we will continue to strongly support water quality initiatives and funding for conservation land acquisition through the Florida Forever and Florida Rural Lands programs,” said SCCF Policy Associate Holly Schwartz. “We will also advocate for home rule and oppose legislation that threatens to preempt our rights to challenge harmful land-use decisions.”


The environmental policy team anticipates another active year and hopes that you will join us in contacting our legislators during the next few months. Keep an eye on your inbox for opportunities to engage with your legislators and voice your opinion on important bills. 

“Thank you for all of your advocacy during previous sessions, and we look forward to hearing from you this year as the stakes to protect Florida’s future are now more consequential than ever,” Schwartz said.


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