The 2024 Florida Legislative Session has begun. Advocates Assemble!
In even numbered years we get the “gift” of an early Florida Legislative Session. The 2024 Session commenced in Tallahassee today, Tuesday, January 9th and will conclude on Friday, March 8th.
The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) has been active during the many weeks of Committee meetings held at the Capitol in preparation of the Session. We have identified a number of bills that would impact FNPS members and mission in either positive or negative ways and are in the midst of developing the necessary advocacy strategies to either advance them, modify them or keep them from being enacted altogether. Each FNPS member plays a vital role in those efforts by staying aware, being engaged, responding to Calls for Action and imparting your knowledge and expertise as a resource to policymakers.
Here is a preview of What We Know So Far (powerpoint slides).
Thank you for being such an important part of FNPS’s advocacy efforts. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can help us fight back against bad bills by signing up for our Action Alerts.
How do our Action Alerts work?
- We send Action Alerts to members who have “opted in” to receive them.
- Go to our Action Alerts Signup Form.
- Enter your name and email address.
- When a bad bill is scheduled for a committee hearing or the governor's signature, we will send you an Action Alert email with our position, talking points, a summary of a bill and and the contact information of the decisionmakers for you to call an/or email.
Thank you for supporting native plant conservation!
About our Policy & Legislation Work:The Florida Native Plant Society’s Policy and Legislation Committee represents native plant conservation concerns to the Florida Legislature, Governor’s office, various state agencies, and even at the Federal level when warranted.
To this end, we're holding a mid-session briefing at the end of the month (1/26 12:00 EST) with FNPS Executive Director Lynda Davis and Policy & Legislation Chair Eugene Kelly. Register here.
1000 Friends of Florida held a Legislative Preview webinar in December, which you can watch here.