County Legislative Delegation Meetings

County Legislative Delegations are nonpartisan groups of members of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives who represent each of Florida's 67 counties in Tallahassee.

The delegation is responsible for holding annual meetings in each county; developing the county's legislative program which includes all local bills, community appropriation requests and county and municipal legislative priorities; and serving as a liaison between the Florida Legislature and local governments and community organizations.


It is important that as many of you who support our bills, go to the meetings of the Legislative Delegation Meetings of each county and as your local legislators for help. No lengthy speeches need, just ask for the help of your local legislators to pass the consumer-friendly HOA REFORM BILL -- Part II.

  

Here are some ideas that will help you saying the right things to your local legislators.

   

Stick to your emotional talking points. You must ask the legislators for help and make them feel that they can really help. Make sure they know you are open for suggestions. At a delegation meeting, all you're doing is piquing their interest so you can remind them at a later date that you had brought the issue to their attention at the delegation meeting.

    
Use talking points, such as:

1. Florida's economy hinges on a healthy real estate market. Many new retirees, snowbirds and investors are needed to create a healthy real estate market.
2. The nightmare of living in an HOA is hurting our state's image of retirees moving to Florida to live a hassle free life style.

3. Reforms should create more consumer protection, making Florida again attractive for potential buyers of homes and condos.
4. It is not fair that condo owners can call an 800 number and get their complaint handled, while people living in an HOA must hire a lawyer and go to court for even the simplest of complaints.

 

Even if you miss the deadline to be added to the agenda as speaker, you can still go to the meeting and speak. You can sign up directly at the meeting. Normally the legislators are very accommodating and even make "last calls" -- asking if there is still anybody in the audience who wishes to speak.

   

Here are the scheduled Legislative Delegation meetings:

 

Seminole County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Wednesday, 

November 13, 2013

Seminole County Services Building

1101 East First Street

Sanford, FL  32771

County Commission Chambers

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attached is the required speaking request form if you would like to address the Delegation.  Those who wish to speak before the Seminole County Delegation must submit all information and the speaking request form to State Senator David Simmons district office  

ATTN: Valerie Clarke no later than Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm.  

Valerie Clark's e-mail: CLARKE.VALERIE@flsenate.gov

2014 SPEAKING REQUEST FORM

Each speaker will have three minutes to discuss their topic (this is subject to change).  Any speaking requests or documents received after the deadline will not be included in the member packages or the agenda.  You may still request to address the delegation members on the day of the meeting by filling out a speaking request form when you enter the meeting room.  However, this is on a first come, first serve basis, providing time will allow it.


Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

10:00AM

Event

Location

End

 

Volusia County Legislative Delegation

DeLand

2:00PM

2:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Boca Raton

5:00PM

4:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Flagler County Legislative Delegation

Bunnell

6:00PM

Monday Oct 21, 2013

1:00PM

Location End

 

Lake County Legislative Delegation

Groveland

5:00PM

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

1:00PM

Location End

 

Charlotte County Legislative Delegation

Punta Gorda

4:00PM

Monday Oct 28, 2013

4:30PM

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Coconut Creek

7:00PM

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

9:30PM

Location

End

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Belle Glade

11:30AM

 Wednesday Oct 30, 2013

2:00PM

Event

Location End

 

Highlands County Legislative Delegation 

Sebring

4:00PM

 Thursday Oct 31, 2013

9:00AM

Event

Location

End

 

Pinellas County Legislative Delegation  

Seminole

12:00PM

Friday Nov 1, 2013

11:00AM

 

 Location

 End

 

Osceola County Legislative Delegation

Kissimmee

11:00AM-N/A

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

2:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Brevard County Legislative Delegation 

Viera

5:00PM

 Wednesday Nov 13, 2013

9:00AM

Event

Location

End

 

SeminoleCounty Legislative Delegation

Sanford

12:00PM

4:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Sunrise

7:00PM

 Monday Nov 18, 2013

2:00PM

 

 Location

 End

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Palm Beach

5:00PM

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

1:30PM

Event

Location

End

 

Central Florida Legislative Delegation  **NEW**

Cape Canaveral

3:30PM

4:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation

Weston

7:00PM

 Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

10:00AM

 

 Location

 End

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Lake Worth

12:00PM

Friday Nov 22, 2013

2:30PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Fort Lauderdale

5:30PM

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

11:00AM

Event

Location

End

 

Collier County Legislative Delegation  

Immokalee

11:00AM-N/A

 Tuesday Dec 3, 2013

9:00AM

 Event

 Location

 End

 

Lee County Legislative Delegation

Fort Myers

5:00PM

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013

10:00AM

 Event

 Location

 End

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Lake Worth

12:00PM

Friday Dec 6, 2013

3:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Ft. Lauderdale

6:00PM

 Monday Dec 16, 2013

 

1:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Polk County Legislative Delegation (tentative)

Bartow

1:00PM-N/A

Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

4:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Tamarac

7:00PM

 Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

2:00PM

 Event

 Location

 

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

West Palm Beach

5:00PM

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014

2:00PM

Event

Location

End

 

Broward County Legislative Delegation  

Ft. Lauderdale

3:30PM

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

3:00PM

 Event

 Location

 End

 

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

West Palm Beach

4:30PM