Today in Tallahassee: Five Things to Know
Both the House and the Senate will convene in session on Wednesday morning, "hump day" of the fourth week of session. And a House committee will spend the entire afternoon digging into the budget. Here's what to watch today:
Up for a vote on the Senate floor: a proposal to encourage private insurers to write flood policies (SB 542) and the so-called "warning shots" bill that amends the state's self-defense laws (SB 448).
The full House will get a chance to debate a proposal ending the current moratorium on new nursing home beds; HB 287 is on second reading. Also on second reading is HB 9, which would require an earlier January start for the Legislature during even-numbered years.
Students from Florida's public universities will rally in support of in-state tuition for veterans and certain undocumented immigrants, as well as push for increased state funding for college construction projects.
The House has scheduled six hours for its Appropriations Committee to meet and review the proposed budget and other related bills.
The Senate's Transportation Committee will debate Sen. Jeff Brandes' proposal to repeal local government's authority to install red light cameras in intersections.