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The Florida Statutes are the codified, statutory laws of Florida; it currently has 48 titles. A chapter in the Florida Statutes represents all of the relevant statutory law on a particular subject.[1] The statutes are the selected reproduction of the portions of each session law, which are published in the Laws of Florida, that have general applicability.[1]

Florida Statutes
EditorDivision of Statutory Revision, Florida Office of Legislative Services
OCLC1048458145

While the legislature may create specific chapters, the Florida Office of Legislative Services' Division of Statutory Revision has the final authority to determine where the legislation will be codified and the location of the sections within the chapters.[1] This is why some laws do not appear in the statutes where the bill identifies their placement.[1]

Since 1999, the Florida Statutes have been published in their entirety annually.[1] Before then they were published bi-annually following each odd-year regular session and a supplement was published following each even-year regular session.[1] The practice of publishing the Florida Statutes every other year was a relic of the time when the Florida Legislature, prior to 1969, met only in odd-numbered years.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Florida Style Manual (PDF) (7th ed.). Florida State University Law Review. pp. 25–40.
  2. ^ See Florida Statutes (2015) at vi (Preface).

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