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The Week Ahead for Oct. 5 to Oct. 9, 2015

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

DEO PRESENTATION...The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will hold a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in room 110 of the Senate building where they will discuss bills related to sales tax holidays and consumer protection in addition to hearing a presentation from the Department of Economic Opportunity.

CORRECTIONS...The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 37 of the Senate building to vote on several bills, hear presentations from the Department of Corrections and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability and review a Proposed Committee Bill aimed at reforming the DOC.


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

MARIJUANA… The House Health Quality Subcommittee hears an update on the implementation of the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 306 of the House building.

COLLEGE… The House Education Appropriations Subcommittee discusses performance funding for the Florida College System 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 17 of the House building.

CORPORATE TAX EXEMPTION...The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will hold a meeting in room 110 of the Senate building starting 10 a.m. where they will consider legislation including a proposed increase in the amount of income exempted from corporate income taxes.

HEALTH BUDGET… The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee hears legislative budget requests for remaining three of the state’s six health care agencies 1 p.m. Tuesday in room 212 of the Knott Building. The committee heard from the first three in September.

JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS...Several criminal and civil justice agencies, including the Justice Administrative Commission, the State Attorneys, Public Defenders, Capital Collateral Regional Counsels and Regional Conflict Counsels will present their budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year to the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. The meeting will be held in room 17 of the House building starting at 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

HOSPITALS… The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services meets 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 401 of the Senate building to receive an update on the Low-Income Pool.

ECONOMIC INCENTIVES...The Department of Economic Opportunity will give a presentation about Florida’s unemployment benefits program and economic incentives to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 301 of the Senate building.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS… The Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee holds a workshop on high school athletics 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 412 of the Knott Building. A battle over how to regulate high school sports looms in Legislature, according to James Rosica of SaintPetersBlog.com.

NATIONAL DEBT… Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, R-WY, will speak 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Bob Graham Center about the national debt. President Barack Obama appointed Simpson in 2010 as co-chair of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform along with former President Clinton’s Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. The commission released a report often referred to as Simpson/Bowles report. More information can be found here.


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

ECONOMIC INCENTIVES PT. 2… The Office of Economic and Demographic Research will present a review of the state’s economic incentives program to the House Economic Affairs Committee from 9 to 11 a.m. in room 212 of the Knott Building.

HEALTH INSURANCE… The Senate Appropriations Committee hears presentation on key factors influencing the price of health insurance and on the economics of health care spending 1 p.m. Thursday in room 412 of the Knott Building.

FLORIDA CONSTITUTION… The University of Florida will commemorate 50 years of the Florida Constitution with two panel discussions focused on constitutional revision. The events begin 4 p.m. Thursday at the Levin College of Law. More information can be found here.


Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

MUNICIPAL DEBT… The Florida Local Government Finance Commission will hold a review of the state’s commercial paper loan program for Florida governmental entities starting 10:30 a.m. at  2502 Rocky Point Drive, Suite 1060 in Tampa. For more information, contact Anna Doughty of Florida Association of Counties at adoughty@fl-counties.com.

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