During every Florida Legislative Session, the ACLU of Florida works to accomplish positive reforms for civil liberties and civil rights and defend every Floridians' rights. Our legislative priorities this year cover a broad array of civil liberties issues including, criminal justice reform, LGBT rights, immigrant's rights, reproductive rights, religious liberty, and voting rights. 

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2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

We are pleased to report that the 2017 Florida Legislative Session concluded with notable successes for the ACLU’s legislative priorities of protecting and defending civil rights and liberties. 

May 31, 2017

2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Florida Legislative Regular Session officially convened on March 7, 2017, and adjourned sine die on May 8, 2017, with a special session adjourning on June 9, 2017. Over 3000 bills were filed this legislative session, with just under 250 bills passing.  We encountered numerous bi

May 31, 2017

2016 Legislative Session Summary

We sent various bills and materials to the legislature in 2016. A summary of our work during the 2016 Legislative Session is below. 

May 31, 2016

2015 Florida Legislative Session Summary

With the support of your activism, the ACLU of Florida defeated a number of bad bills this legislative session and amended others to minimize the damage to civil rights and liberties in our state.

November 5, 2015

2012 Florida Legislative Session Summary

The 2012 Florida Legislature began its work three months early this year to start the process of redrawing state house, senate and congressional district lines based on new Census numbers referred to as redistricting that is required as a result of the decennial census and reapportionment.

July 5, 2013

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