Tallahassee, FL
June 27-July 1, 2016
Cost $235 (increase due to cost increase for suite-style dorms)

Senior 4-H’ers come develop your skills to debate, analyze legislation and speak  publicly, all while making new friends and having a whole lot of fun.  At this civic education event, you can sponsor a bill, amend, or lobby it, then debate the issues on the Capitol house and senate floors with your friends.  Legislature is open to Senior 4-H’ers ages 13 to 18 as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.


Registration will be open March 1, 2016 and will close Monday, May 2nd, via 4HOnline.  Counties will have till May 6th to approve their participants.

Preparing for Legislature

  • 2015 Legislature Manual 1  – Provides procedures and guidelines for the Florida 4-H Legislature program.  Manual 1 changes very little from year to year. Therefore, until the current year’s manual is posted, previous year’s manual can be used. However, when the participant arrives at 4-H Legislature, they should have the final edition.
  • Legislature Manual 2 (coming Spring 2016) – Provides bills that will be used for the Florida 4-H Legislature program.
  • Promotional Toolkit

Bill Writing

Each year, the 4-H Legislature Planning Committee is responsible for developing the bills that will be used at Florida 4-H Legislature. The committee welcomes and invites 4-H members, volunteers and Extension Agents to submit bills and/or ideas for bills.

Housing 2016 (suite-style dorms)

DeGraff Hall on FSU Campus, 808 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL

4-H Legislature Banquet – sponsored by Florida Farm Bureau!

Program Questions:

Tracy Tesdall
Debbie Nistler