Nov 06, 2018
Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
A Florida State House Representative serves in the lower house of the bicameral Florida State Legislature. The House has 120 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 157,000 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, and while there is no limit on the number of times a Florida house member may serve, after serving four sequential terms, that individual must remain out of office for at least one election cycle to regain eligibility. The salary of the position is $29,687 per year in addition to $129 per day (per diem) for every day in session.