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Everything in State of Florida Government, Legislature and other governmental business.  Go to website below to find out legislation and other business.


Governor:  Rick Scott (R)

How to contact YOUR Legislator (email, mail or call)

The Legislative Branch has:

40 Senators:           www.flsenate.gov 
Senate President: 
                                 Senate Minority Leader: 
                                 Senate Committees: Senate Committees link

120 House of Representatives:       www.myfloridahouse.com
                                House Speaker: 
                                House Minority Leader: 
                                House Committees: House Committees link

Another web site to find your State Legislators Senators & House:  www.leg.state.fl.us

The 2016 regular Legislative Session begins: January 12
Session ends:  March 11

2014 Suicides-Homicides Stats in Florida by County Handout [click here]
(latest statistics available)

Before contacting you Senator or Representative it is suggested you review:
ADVOCACY GUIDE: A Brief Guide [click here] (6 pgs PDF)
Prepared by the Florida  Council for Community Mental Health

Florida BILLTrack:
[click here to see how an Idea becomes Law]

2016 Florida Legislative Session:
You can follow the progress of the bills by clicking on the Bill links below:
Also, please contact your State Legislature for support and co-sponsorship - see above to find them

There is a suicide prevention education training bill in both the House and Senate.  Information is below. 

SB 884: Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention

GENERAL BILL by Benacquisto

Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention; Requiring the Department of Education to incorporate training in youth suicide awareness and prevention into certain instructional personnel continuing education orr inservice training requirements; requiring the department, in consultation with the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention and suicide prevention experts, to develop a list of approved materials for the training, etc.

HB 907: Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention


Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention; Requires DOE to incorporate training in youth suicide awareness & prevention into certain instructional personnel continuing education or inservice training requirements & to develop list of approved materials for training; provides that no cause of action results from implementation of act.

State of Florida  AGENCIES:
that have a partnership interest in Suicide Prevention, Awareness and Intervention


DCF Children & Families www.dcf.state.fl.us
DOE Education www.fldoe.org
DEA Elder Affairs http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us
DFS Financial Services www.fldfs.com
DOH Health www.doh.state.fl.us
AHCA Health Care Administration www.fdhc.state.fl.us/index.shtml
DJJ Juvenile Justice www.djj.state.fl.us
FDLE Law Enforcement www.fdle.state.fl.us

U.S. Government:

Contact your U.S. Congress:


U.S. Congress (FLORIDA Members)
     U.S. Senators (2)                                     www.senate.gov
     U.S. House of Representatives (25)     www.house.gov

Department of Health & Human Services:  www.dhhs.gov
    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): www.samhsa.gov
National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nih.gov
Department of Education:  www.ed.gov

Another site to explore:       www.vote-smart.org

Legislative Information:  http://thomas.loc.gov

Track the U.S. Government Legislation and issues:

bulletText and Status of Legislation
bulletCongressional Record
bulletCommittee Information and Reports
bulletHistorical Documents

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