On Tap in the Capital: Monday, November 13, 2017
ON TAP IN THE CAPITAL: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
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Legislature:

BEACHES, HOUSING CONSIDERED: The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness will take up a series of issues, including presentations and discussions related to beaches and housing. (3 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CHILD MARRIAGES AT ISSUE: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 140), filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would ban the issuance of marriage licenses to people under age 18. (4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS `HOLIDAY' DISCUSSED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will take up a bill (SB 620), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would allow shoppers to buy disaster-preparedness supplies in early June without paying sales taxes. (4 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES DEBATED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a proposal (SB 602), filed by Chairman Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, that would give judges some discretion in departing from mandatory-minimum prison sentences in drug-trafficking cases. (4 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

SENATE WEIGHS REVAMPING STATE COLLEGES: The Senate Education Committee will take up a bill (SB 540), filed by Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, that would make a series of changes in the state college system, including creation of a board to oversee the 28 state and community colleges. (4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Also:

BEAN SPEAKS TO AUCTIONEERS: Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is scheduled to speak during a conference of the Florida Auctioneers Association. (8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Dr., Jacksonville.)

CHILD ABUSE DEATHS DISCUSSED: The State Child Abuse Death Review Committee, which seeks to reduce the number of child-abuse deaths in Florida, will meet. (9 a.m., Embassy Suites USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.)

SCOTT ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL ON VETERANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT: Gov. Rick Scott will hold a news conference to announce a proposal involving the families of veterans and law-enforcement officers. (10 a.m., Cheney Brothers, Inc., 1 Cheney Way, Riviera Beach.)

SEMINOLE STATE TRUSTEES MEET: The Seminole State College of Florida Board of Trustees will meet to discuss the school's presidential search. (Noon, Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford.)

SCOTT TALKS ABOUT PUERTO RICO RELIEF: Gov. Rick Scott will take part in a roundtable discussion about relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. (12:45 p.m., Osceola County Emergency Management, 2586 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee.)

NURSING HOME PAYMENTS AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a working-group meeting about shifting to what is known as a “prospective payment” system for nursing homes in the Medicaid program. (1 p.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CABINET MEETS: The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet is scheduled to meet. (1:30 p.m., Florida Supreme Court, Judicial Meeting Room, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Monday deadline for filing reports showing campaign-finance activity through Oct. 31.

11/13/2017

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