Florida is not so peculiar -- the Legislative Branch will
keep making the laws and Floridians will keep breaking them.
Consisting of the Senate (with about 40 Senators) and the House of
Representatives (120 Representatives), the Legislature makes laws,
determines general policies to meet the state's problems, and
delegates limited rulemaking power to select agencies. The
Legislature meets yearly to conduct business, and special sessions
may be called by the Governor or by a joint proclamation from
the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of
Representatives. Either house may initiate legislation on any
subject, and a two-thirds majority vote in each house
is needed to override the Governor's veto.