Senate President Kathleen Passidomo makes small tweaks to committees ahead of 2024 Session

The imminent committee weeks in the upper chamber will largely feature the same faces.

The Florida Senate’s top lawmaker recently told Senators that she has only “adjusted” committee assignments, meaning little change from last year.

In making the slight alterations, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo left unchanged positions with significant influence. There are no new names at chair or vice chair for any committee, nor to committee blocks, for example. And like last year, every senator will serve on at least one budget committee.

Passidomo also did not change the membership of the last-stop committees for legislation (Rules, Appropriations, and Fiscal Policy). Thus, if a bill died in one of those committees last year and is replicated this year, chances are it will meet the same fate.

She added: “Half of the Senate will continue to serve on each of these committees, ensuring a large number of Senators have the chance to vet bills prior to the Floor.”

The Naples Republican told her fellow Senators that, in adjusting assignments, she was responding to the requests of lawmakers who felt they were stretched for time last year. She wrote that when she assigned committees last fall, she wanted to accommodate the preferences of Senators as best she could. That resulted in a busy schedule for the lawmakers, each of whom sat on at least eight committees in advance of the 2023 Session.

“While my purpose was to allow as many Senators as possible to weigh in on issues prior to the Floor, Senators pointed out this also left little time between committee meetings to meet with constituents or work with Senate professional staff on other legislation,” Passidomo wrote.

The update comes a day after the House unveiled its committee assignments for the interim weeks ahead of the upcoming Legislative Session, beginning Jan. 9. In addition to the new assignments, House Speaker Paul Renner spawned two special committees: one focused on hurricane resiliency and recovery, and another to tackle topics on health innovation.

Committee meetings for the Senate won’t begin until the week of Oct. 9, well after the House counterparts first meet on Sept. 18.

Complete assignments are below.

Danny McAuliffe

Danny is a contributor at He is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. Reach him at [email protected].


  • Earl Pitts "Political Opinion Expert" American

    September 9, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Good afternoon Florida,
    The Earl Pitts American Fan Club’s Political Science Division is running some deep dives into what Passadomo is publicly describing as “Small Tweeks”.
    The logic behind doing this is based on the fact that Passadomo was the reason Floridans got shaftd out of open carry.
    There is a strong suspicision that Passadomo is a secret Dook 4 Brains RINO and that these “Small Tweeks” may be very detrimental to Freedom Loving Floridians in much the same way her shafting the state out of Open Carry was detrimental.
    We are not prepared to just sit by and hope she will not shaft Florida out of yet another Constitional Freedom.
    Thank you Florida,

  • Mac Wiseman

    September 9, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Great work Earl,
    A lot of her supporters who pushed and backed her in her bid for speaker are running away from that now. Basically they all are aware that you are moving in on Passadomo and they thought a female Senate President would be off limits from investigation. Just to be clear it was Passadomo AND her many supporters that hosed our citizens out of consititional carry. She did not act alone But the plan was to make everyone think that she acted alone.
    Earl from the inception she has been totally willing to take the fall alone – so if that’s all you can get out of your investigation – than you got nothing.
    Lets quietly pile up the evidence against Passadomo and present it all to Ron so we can properly burn All the players at Ron’s time and place.
    Earl what and where you are going is important for all Patriots but its not important enough to have this blow up in our faces and possably deny Ron the White House. Earl investigate on the DL and we will let Ron decide when and how to bring the hammer down.

    • Earl Pitts American

      September 9, 2023 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks Mack,
      6 2 & even over & out

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