Florida 4-H Legislature

Florida 4-H Legislature provides an opportunity for teen 4-H members (4-H age 14-18) to have a "learn by doing" experience in state government. This year, 13 year old 4-H youth are invited to attend! When delegates participate in the Florida 4-H Legislature, they have an actual experience in the way Florida works in all three branches of government: Executive branch, Legislative branch, and Judicial branch. Florida 4-H laws are considered, passed or vetoed, in a model legislative session, at the Florida State Capitol.

This event is a "mock" legislative experience that prepares 4-H members for leadership in the American democratic process. During Florida 4-H Legislature, 4-H'ers will serve as Florida 4-H Senators, Representatives, lobbyists, pages, reporters, or Governor. Some 4-H'ers will experience being a Supreme Court Justice, lawyer or juror. Each participant learns about, practices and defends the theory and process of representing citizens and making public policy.

2013 Florida 4-H Legislature Information

Website: Florida4h.org

Dates: June 24-28, 2013 in Tallahassee, FL - FSU Campus

Registration Fee:$225

Manual 1 which covers the event, logistics, expectations, etc. is available. Committee descriptions help participants get acquainted with which committee they would like to join at LEG.

Manual 2 -The Bill Book- is not available yet, but the 2012 version is available to familiarize yourself with. DO NOT PRINT OUT because the bills, lobby groups, and bill designations will be completely different for 2013.

Training Dates:

June 4 @ 6:30pm - Extension Services

The week before LEG - online homework will be sent to all participants.

For any questions, please contact Gabi Murza at 321-697-3000 or gabriela.murza@osceola.org.

Registration is done ONLINE via 4honline. Registration instructions can be found at florida4h.org. The deadline to have the following in our office is Monday April 17th by 4:30pm:

  • Completed registration form - Complete on 4honline, submit, and print out a copy for the office. Read the instructions page carefully so you register completely and do not get a bill for the event!
  • Participation Form -Print from 4honline or use the copy made available on the LEG website under the "instructions" link.
  • Scholarship Points page - Half of the registration fee is covered by attaining 100 points. Will be verified by the county 4-H office.
  • Half of the registration cost ($112.50). If paying in full, the other half is due by April 22nd.

More information will be sent out to all participants once they have registered.

Keep an eye out for emails in June regarding travel info, lodging, packing info, as well as role and committee assignments.

More information may be found at: Events & Activities - Florida 4-H - UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life