Pamphlet law - Prior to the compilation of the volume of newly enacted laws, the printed copies of the individual laws are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for viewing or printing from the Department of State's website in pamphlet or "slip" form. This term is used interchangeably with "session law" or "chapter law."
Passage - Favorable floor action on a bill.
Popular name - Name by which some legislative acts come to be known. It may include the name of a person (Mrs. Doubtfire bill), an action (10-20-Life bill), or an acronym (WAGES bill).
President of the Senate - The presiding officer of the Senate, having been designated by the majority party in caucus and then elected by the full membership of the Senate for a term of two years at the organization session.
President Pro Tempore of the Senate - A senator who is chosen by the President and elected by the full membership of the Senate for a term of two years at the organization session.
Proclamation - The formal, written announcement issued by the Governor, or the Senate President and House Speaker jointly, to call the Florida Legislature into a special session. It states the reason for the session, the issues to be addressed during the session, and the length of the session. Also referred to as "the Call."
Proof of Publication - Verified newspaper notice of intent to seek enactment of specific legislation. This notice is attached to the filed claim or local bill and remains a part of the permanent file.
Proviso - In a general appropriations bill, language used to qualify or restrict a specific appropriation.
Public records law - A law providing that public records that are not exempt from public disclosure may be inspected at reasonable times, under reasonable conditions, and under the supervision of the person who has custody of the records.
Public Review Period, Constitutional (72-hour rule) - A 72-hour public-review period required by section 19(d) of Article III of the State Constitution before final passage of general appropriations bills. Section 1(e) of Article VII requires a 72-hour period after third reading before the final passage of a bill increasing state revenues.
Wilton Simpson, President of the Florida Senate
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