Beyond Schoolhouse Rock: Navigating Florida’s Legislative Maze

Panel Discussion

The Florida Legislature is charged with creating and amending the laws of Florida, subject to the governor’s veto power. Legislators propose legislation in the form of bills drafted by a nonpartisan, professional staff. The bills are filed, move through the committee maze and are amended, before finally making it to the chambers floor. This is only a small part of the story. Learn the detailed and sometimes complicated process of what it takes to turn a good idea into a law in Florida. 

Kathy Mears

Former Chief of Staff to Speakers Weatherford and Crisafulli

Colleen Burton

Member, Florida House of Representatives

Kristina Wiggins

Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs, Agency for State Technology

Janeia Daniels Ingram, Moderator

Assistant Dean for Students, Florida State University College of Law