Committee Assignments


Committee assignments have been made for the 2015-16 legislative years. Committees are the first stop for bills as they make their way to the floor for a vote. The following list includes the names of the committee chairs in the Florida Senate. Clicking on the name of the committee will direct you to its home page.

        Senate Committee                                                                                                 Chair  


Agriculture Bill Montford (D- Tallahassee)
Appropriations Tom Lee (R- Brandon)
Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Joe Negron (R- Palm City)
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Don Gaetz (R-Destin)
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government Alan   Hays (R-Umatilla)
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Rene Garcia (R- Hialeah) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater)
Banking and Insurance Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers)
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood)
Commerce and Tourism Nancy Detert (R-Venice)
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring)
Community Affairs Wilton Simpson (R- New Port Richey)
Criminal Justice Greg Evers (R-Pensacola)
Education Pre-K – 12 John Legg (R-Lutz)
Environmental Preservation and Conservation Charlie Dean (R-Inverness)
Ethics and Elections Garrett Richter (R-Naples)
Finance and Tax Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange)
Fiscal Policy Anitere Flores (R-Miami)
Governmental Oversight and Accountability Jeremy Ring (R-Margate)
Health Policy Aaron Bean (R-Jacksonville)
Higher Education Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland)
Judiciary Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami)
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Thad Altman (R-Cape Canaveral)
Regulated Industries Rob Bradley (R-Orange Park)
Rules David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs)
Transportation Jeff Brandes (R- St. Petersburg)

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