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Florida Senate

NameFlorida Senate
LegislatureFlorida State Legislature
Coa PicFlorida Senate seal.png
Session RoomFlorida Senate Chamber.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Term Limits2 terms (8 years)
New SessionMarch 8, 2011
House TypeUpper House
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Mike Haridopolos
Election1November 16, 2010
Leader2 TypePresident pro tempore
Leader2Mike Bennett
Election2November 16, 2010
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3Andy Gardiner
Election3November 16, 2010
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Nan Rich
Election4November 16, 2010
Term Length4 years
AuthorityArticle I, Section 1, Florida Constitution
Salary$29,697/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(24 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(40 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (28)
Democratic Party (12)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Florida Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida
MottoIn God We Trust

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The Florida Senate is the upper house of the Florida Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. The Senate is composed of 40 members representing an equal number of districts, with each district having an average population of 470,032.

The Senate convenes at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. Senators serve four-year terms, and are restricted by term limits, confining them to two four-year terms (eight years).

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