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The Week Ahead for March 30 to April 3, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT… The state’s Revenue Estimating Impact Conference discusses the fiscal impact of certain bills 9 a.m. Monday in room 117 of the Knott building.

PARI-MUTUEL DRUG TESTING... The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering holds a public hearing regarding proposed language for a new rule regulating the drug testing of racing animals at pari-mutuel establishments at 9 a.m. Monday in DBPR’s boardroom at 1940 N. Monroe Street 32399.

JUVENILE JUSTICE... The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee hears a bill that would reform how the civil citations system for minors works in room 17 of the House building at 12:30 p.m.

TAX CUTS... The Senate Finance and Tax Committee holds a meeting to discuss a proposed tax exemption for manufacturing equipment at 4 p.m. Monday in room 401 of the Senate building.

SENTENCING AND SEXTING... The Senate Criminal Justice Committee considers bills that revise sentencing procedures for government employees who commit crimes against governmental entities and a bill to fix a currently unenforceable law prohibiting minors from sending or receiving lascivious picture in room 37 of the Senate building at 4 p.m.

TICKET SALES... The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee hears a bill that would institute new regulations for ticket resellers in room 110 of the Senate building at 4 p.m.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CABINET MEETING...The Cabinet will hold a conference call to discuss the retention of outside counsel for Weidner v. Scott, a case between Gov. Rick Scott and several news organizations about whether the administration violated the state’s Sunshine laws during the ouster of former FDLE chief Gerald Bailey. The Cabinet Meeting Room will be open to staff and members of the public at 8 a.m.

GUNS… The Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee takes up SB 180 allowing a “school safety designee” to carry a concealed weapon at public schools 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 412 of the Knott building.

MENTAL HEALTH… Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, speaks on mental health which is also a topic being considered by the Florida Legislature. The event at the Bob Graham Center on the University of Florida campus starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday. More information can be found here.

State Board of Administration...The SBA’s Flood Standards Development Committee holds a conference call to discuss a draft of new meteorological/hydrological flood standards 9 a.m. Tuesday in Tallahassee. The phone number is 1(888) 670-3525 and the conference code is 7135858151.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

THE BUDGET… The Senate is slated to take up its budget, and any amendments from members, during the floor session which starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The House will as well at its session 11 a.m.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

THE BUDGET AGAIN… The House and Senate will go into session at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively and are expected to pass their budgets after lengthy debate Thursday.


Friday, April 3, 2015

TRANSPORTATION PLAN...The Department of Transportation's infrastructure and growth leadership advisory council will meet to consider updates to Florida’s transportation and strategic intermodal system plan 1:30 p.m. Friday at 605 Suwannee Street in the executive conference room. There is also a call in number: 1 (215)-383-1004 with an access code: 163-954-619.

Related Research: Stay up-to-date on all legislative events with the LobbyTools Agenda Calendar.

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