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The Failure of Term Limits in Florida$
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Kathryn A. DePalo

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060484

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060484.001.0001

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Loss of Institutional Memory and the Business of the Legislature

Loss of Institutional Memory and the Business of the Legislature

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(p.122) 6 Loss of Institutional Memory and the Business of the Legislature
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The Failure of Term Limits in Florida
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Kathryn A. DePalo

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0007

What opponents feared most—a detrimental impact on the business of legislating—and the consequences of term limits on the lawmaking process is explored in chapter six. The power of leaders in the Legislature is paramount. But this has come at a price, with a major loss of institutional memory and lack of procedural knowledge among top leaders and committee chairs. This has advantaged the majority party further, particularly in those years where the majority Republican Party held more than a 2:1 advantage. The Senate has become the repository of institutional memory and process knowledge mainly because most of the Senate members came from the House with longer tenure and a collective memory lacking in the much younger and greener House.

Keywords:   legislative process, institutional memory, term limits

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