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Thank you for visiting the Florida Senate Historical Information page. The icons on the right side of this page link to sites that include various historical aspects of the Florida Senate and the Florida Legislature through the years, including photographs and Senate Handbooks.

Senate Seal

Seal of the Florida Senate

Seal of the Florida Senate On October 19, 2015, the Senate adopted a new official Senate seal. The perimeter of the seal contains the words "Senate" and "State of Florida." The center contains a fan of the 1513 Spanish flag, the Florida state flag, the United States flag, the 1564 French flag, and the 1763 flag of Great Britain, above a disc containing the words, "In God We Trust," arched above a gavel, quill, and scroll—symbols of the Legislature. The quill depicts the writing of laws, the gavel depicts control or authority in the presiding officer, and the scroll depicts the parchment on which laws are permanently written. It is this body of written law upon which rests the very foundation of this nation's "rule of law," as opposed to "rule of men."

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