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Unlike the U.S. Congress, Florida State Legislature Committee hearings are generally unavailable as printed publications. Users desiring transcripts of hearings before State Legislative Committees should contact the Documents Department for guidance in accessing these materials.

House and Senate Bills.
The House and Senate Bills and their committee substitutes are available from Online Sunshine. Select either legislative chambers and then select "Bills". House bills are odd-numbered while Senate Bills are even-numbered. House Bills are available from the 2001 Special Session B legislative session while Senate Bills are available from the 1998 legislative session.

Journal of the House of Representatives. 1937 - (Fla. Docs. LEG.B 9:J 6/; also selected issues in Spec. Coll.; and FWB)
The official record of proceedings in the Florida House of Representatives. While the House is in session, the Journal is published daily. At the end of the sessions for the legislative year it is cumulated and bound. Online Sunshine only provides access to the daily journals for only the most recent sessions. For volumes previous to 1937, patrons should check the additional locations and with the Reference staff.

Journal of the Senate. 1929  (Fla. Docs. LEG.C 9:J 6/; also Spec. Coll. KFF 18 A .J685; Microfilm 105)
The official record of proceedings in the Florida Senate. While the Senate is in session, the Journal is published daily. At the end of the sessions for the legislative year, it is cumulated and bound. Online Sunshine provides access to the daily journals for only the most recent sessions. For volumes previous to 1929, patrons should check the additional locations and with the Reference staff.

Online Sunshine-Guide to the Florida Legislature.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm
Online Sunshine is the official website for the Florida Legislature. In addition to the the presence of the House and Senate Journals and Bills at this website, one also will also find various reports and publications, press releases, and links to the online versions of the Florida Statutes, Constitution and Laws of Florida.