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The Week Ahead for March 9 to March 13, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

STATE EMPLOYEES… The legislative Self-Insurance Estimating Conference takes up state employee health insurance 1:30 p.m. Monday in room 117 of the Knott building.

STANDARDIZED TESTING… The House Education Committee is expected to vote on its proposal to change testing 3 p.m. Monday in room 102 of the House building.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

THE BUDGET… State economists at the Office of Economic and Demographic Research are expected to issue a final estimate of General Revenue, the state's largest fund, 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 117 of the Knott building. Lawmakers will use that estimate in determining how much money to appropriate.

ASSISTED LIVING… Rep. Larry Ahern’s, R-Seminole, HB 1001, further regulating assisted living facilities, will get its first hearing at the Health Innovation Subcommittee Tuesday. The committee meets in room 306 of the House building at 9 a.m.

HIGHER EDUCATION… The House Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee workshops postsecondary access, articulation, & affordability 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 102 of the House building.

ECONOMIC INCENTIVES... The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will discuss SB 1214, which makes several revisions to numerous economic incentives programs and SB 1046, which reforms the states’ film and entertainment incentives at 10 a.m. in room 110 of the Senate building.

COLLEGE DEGREES... The Senate Higher Education Committee workshops and discusses Florida College System bachelor's degrees 10 a.m. Tuesday in room 412 of the Knott building.

MEDICAID EXPANSION… The Senate Health Policy Committee discusses SB 7044, a private sector alternative to Medicaid expansion, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 412 of the Knott building.

SUFFRAGE… The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee takes up a bill (SB 1202) aimed at getting high-schoolers registered to vote and teaching them the history of suffrage in the United States 4 p.m. Tuesday in room 412 of the Knott building.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FINANCIAL AID… The state's Education Estimating Conference discusses student financial aid 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the Knott building.

TOBACCO LAWSUIT...A panel of the Florida First District Court of Appeals hears the case of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend at 200 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee, in courtroom 2 at 9 a.m.

AMENDMENT #1… The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government is taking up a package of bills filed by Sen. Charlie Dean, R-Inverness, that restructure the state’s trust funds to implement Amendment #1. The meeting begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. in room 110 of the Senate building.

CHARTERS… The Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee takes up a series of charter school bills, including Chairman John Legg’s SB 1448, 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 412 of the Knott building.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

PUBLIC SCHOOLS… The state’s Education Estimating Conference hosts the public schools impact conference 11:15 a.m. Thursday in room 117 of the Knott building.


Friday, March 13, 2015

GULF ENVIRONMENT… The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission holds a virtual meeting to discuss plans for the 2015 cycle of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. The fund was established in 2013 as part of agreements to resolve the criminal cases against BP after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To participate via telephone, call 1(562) 247 8421 and use access code: 642 453 568. The meeting begins Friday at 10 a.m.

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