WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

ADVANCES: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, FEBRUARY 17, 2017....... Florida lawmakers during the coming week will hold three days of committee meetings as they prepare for the March 7 start of the annual legislative session. The meetings will include high-profile issues such as a House proposal to abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida and a Senate proposal to make major changes in the higher-education system.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Legislature:

NELSON AT FAMU, CAPITOL: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will speak to students at Florida A&M University and talk with state House and Senate Democrats. (Monday, 1 p.m., Florida A&M University, Frederick S. Humphries Science Research Center, 151 South Martin Luther King Blvd., Tallahassee. Also, 3:30 p.m., Senate Democratic caucus, 200 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, 4 p.m., House Democratic caucus, Room 316, the Capitol.)

BAXLEY RAISES MONEY: A fundraising event is scheduled for Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala. (Monday, 5:30 p.m., Governors Club, 202 South Adams St., Tallahassee.)

Also:

FAMU TRUSTEES HUDDLE: The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees will hold a strategic planning retreat after brief committee and board meetings. (Monday, meetings start at 8:30 a.m., FAMU Foundation Building, 620 East Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)

KIDCARE NUMBERS ANALYZED: The Social Services Estimating Conference will look at caseloads in the KidCare subsidized health-insurance program. (Monday, 10 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

FPL COMMISSIONS SOLAR PROJECTS: Florida Power & Light will hold an event in Manatee County to commission three recently completed solar power plants. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy are expected to take part, and students will participate in a science competition co-sponsored by the Florida Solar Energy Center. (Monday, 10 a.m., FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center, near FPL Manatee Power Plant, Parrish.)

NURSING HOME PRIORITIES ON THE TABLE: The Florida Health Care Association will hold a media roundtable to discuss the nursing-home industry's priorities for the 2017 legislative session. (10:30 a.m., Florida Health Care Association, 307 West Park Ave., Tallahassee.)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Legislature:

LOBBYING BAN CONSIDERED: The House Rules & Policy Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 7001), filed by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, that would extend from two to six years a ban on lobbying by former lawmakers and other state officials. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AUTISM TRAINING PROPOSED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 154), filed by Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, that would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to set up a training program focused on autism spectrum disorder. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CITRUS ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Senate Agriculture Committee will receive presentations about the state of the citrus industry and the Florida Department of Citrus. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

VISIT FLORIDA AT ISSUE: Ken Lawson, president and CEO of the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida, will appear before the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

EXEMPTION SOUGHT FOR MURDER WITNESSES: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a proposal (SB 550), filed by Chairman Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, that would create a public-records exemption to shield from disclosure the identities of witnesses in murder cases. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

SCHOOL RECESS GETS BACKING: The Senate Education Committee will take up a bill (SB 78), filed by Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, that would require elementary-school children to have 20 minutes of "unstructured, free-play" recess each day. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

RIDESHARING BILL ON THE MOVE: The House Government Accountability Committee will take up a series of bills, including a proposal (HB 221), filed by Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, and Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, that would set statewide regulations for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CLEMONS, PAYNE RAISE MONEY: A fundraising reception will be held for Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, and Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka. (Tuesday, noon, The Governor's Inn, 209 South Adams St., Tallahassee.)

FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES FLOATED: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will take up a series of bills, including a proposal (SB 420), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would require the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology to revise flood loss-projection models at least once every four years. The measure also would extend to Oct. 1, 2025 the time allowed for insurers writing private flood insurance to use rates without approval from the Office of Insurance Regulation. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

STATE TECHNOLOGY DISCUSSED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will receive a presentation by the Agency for State Technology. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

SOLAR AMENDMENT MOVES FORWARD: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 90), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would carry out a constitutional amendment aimed at providing a renewable-energy tax break. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE ON THE TABLE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will take up a bill (SB 240), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would help clear the way for "direct primary care" agreements between physicians and patients. Direct primary-care agreements generally involve monthly payments that patients or their employers make to physicians or other health providers. The payments cover patients' routine primary-care services, cutting out the role of insurers. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

VETERANS PROGRAM AT ISSUE: The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee will receive a presentation by the organization Veterans Florida. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES TARGETED: The House Appropriations Committee will consider a proposal (HB 7005) that would abolish the economic-development agency Enterprise Florida and tourism marketer Visit Florida. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, is a major critic of the agencies. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCES AT ISSUE: The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a workshop about local government "fiscal responsibility concepts." (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

REDISTRICTING CASES DISCUSSED: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will consider a proposal (SB 352), filed by Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, that could speed up redistricting court cases and set new guidelines for determining which districts would be used when disputes are pending. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

MONEY SOUGHT FOR ST. JOHNS RESTORATION: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will take up a bill (SB 234), filed by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, that would set aside $35 million a year to help pay for projects to restore the St. Johns River, its tributaries or lakes in the Keystone Heights region. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CLAIM BILLS CONSIDERED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a series of claim bills, including a measure (SB 48), filed by Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, that would compensate the family of Florida State University football player Devaughn Darling, who died while working out in 2001. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

LAWMAKERS COULD HONOR PALMER: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a series of road designations, including a proposal (SB 480), filed by Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, that would designate a stretch of State Road 408 in Orlando after World Golf Hall of Fame member Arnold Palmer, who died in September at age 87. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

JUDICIAL TERM LIMITS PITCHED: The House Judiciary Committee will take up a series of issues, including a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 1), filed by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, that would impose term limits for Florida Supreme Court justices and appeals-court judges. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT SOUGHT: The House Education Committee will take up a proposal (PCB EDC 17-01) that would urge Congress to provide Title I federal education money through a block grant. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

REPUBLICAN SENATORS HOLD FUNDRAISER: A fundraising reception is scheduled for Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Governors Club, 202 South Adams St., Tallahassee.)

MAGAR RAISES MONEY: A fundraising reception is scheduled for Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Florida Realtors, 200 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RAISE MONEY: A fundraising reception is scheduled for Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, and Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., The Edison, 470 Suwannee St., Tallahassee.)

Also:

TELEHEALTH ON THE TABLE: The Telehealth Advisory Council, which is looking to increase the use of telehealth services, will meet in South Florida. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St., Hollywood.)

STATE ECONOMY EYED: The Economic Estimating Conference will analyze Florida economic numbers. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

DEVELOPMENT FINANCE BOARD MEETS: The Florida Development Finance Corp. Board of Directors is scheduled to meet. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Enterprise Florida, 800 North Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100, Orlando.)

SENIOR SCAMS TARGETED: The Florida Department of Financial Services will hold one in a series of "Be Scam Smart" workshops to help seniors avoid financial scams. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Maxville Senior Center, 18065 Pennsylvania Ave., Jacksonville.)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Legislature:

LAND MANAGEMENT DISCUSSED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive presentations about land-management activities by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

ABORTION LAWSUITS DEBATED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 19), filed by Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, that would create a new avenue for women to file lawsuits against doctors who perform abortions. Such lawsuits could be filed by women who have been injured because of abortions or who have suffered emotional distress because doctors failed to obtain what is known as "informed consent" before performing the procedures. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Mashburn Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AFFORDABLE HOUSE DISCUSSED: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will receive a presentation on affordable housing. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

TRANSPORTATION, HEALTH, EDUCATION PANELS EYE FUNDING REQUESTS: The House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a series of bills aimed at obtaining money for local projects. (Wednesday, Transportation & Tourism, 8 a.m., 116 Knott Building, the Capitol. Also, Health Care, 1:15 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Higher Education, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

'STAND YOUR GROUND CHANGE' AT ISSUE: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 245), filed by Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka, and Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, that would shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases to prosecutors during evidentiary hearings. The bill stems from a Florida Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that said defendants have the burden of proof to show they should be shielded from prosecution under the "stand your ground" law. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

LOCAL FUNDING REQUESTS REVIEWED: The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, the Senate Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, the Senate Health and Human Appropriations Subcommittee and the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider local funding requests. (Wednesday, Criminal and Civil Justice, 9 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Pre-K-12, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol. Also, Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Health and Human Services, 12:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Higher Education, 12:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

'TAMPON TAX' TARGETED: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 176), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would create a sales-tax exemption for feminine hygiene products such as tampons, sanitary napkins and panty liners. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

UNITED WAY RELEASES REPORT: Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, and Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, are expected to take part in a news conference in which the United Way will release a report about the number of people who earn more than the federal poverty level but have a hard time affording basic necessities. (Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., fourth-floor rotunda, the Capitol.)

CRAFT BREWERIES COULD GET BOOST: The Senate Regulated Industries Committee will consider a proposal (SB 554), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that could help craft brewers through changes in distribution laws. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSE PANEL TAKES UP FENCE BILL: The House Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 241), filed by Rep. Jayer Williamson, R-Pace, that deals with low-voltage electric fences. (Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

LOCAL REGULATIONS TARGETED: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will take up a proposal (HB 17), filed by Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, that would prevent local governments from adopting new business regulations unless the regulations have been authorized by state law. (Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

TECHNOLOGY AGENCY AT ISSUE: The House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee will take up issues such an auditor general report about the Agency for State Technology and State Data Center operations. (Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

HIGH SPEED RAIL DISCUSSED: The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee will hold a workshop on high-speed passenger rail in Florida. (Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., 116 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

UNANIMOUS JURY RECOMMENDATIONS SOUGHT: The Senate Rules Committee will take up a bill (SB 280), filed by Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, that would require unanimous jury recommendations before defendants could be sentenced to death. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

MEDICAID BLOCK GRANTS PURSUED: The House Health Innovation Subcommittee will consider a proposed memorial (PCB HIS 17-01) urging Congress to establish Medicaid block grants that would give states more flexibility in running Medicaid programs. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Mashburn Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

INSURANCE ASSOCIATION AT ISSUE: The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 307), filed by Rep. Brad Drake, R-Eucheeanna, that would make changes in the Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

AUTISM TRAINING PROPOSED: The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 39), filed by Rep. Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach, and Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, that would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to set up a training program focused on autism spectrum disorder. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

EVERGLADES, LAKE OKEECHOBEE DISCUSSED: The House Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee will take up a series of issues, including receiving a presentation by Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers, about the history of state policy decisions involving the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

LOBBYISTS AUDITS LINED UP: Staff of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee will select lobbying firms whose compensation reports will be audited. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., G-01 Claude Pepper Building, Tallahassee.)

MCCLAIN RAISES MONEY: A fundraising event is scheduled for Rep. Stan McClain, R-Belleview. (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., The Beer Industry of Florida, 110 South Monroe St., Suite B, Tallahassee.)

BROXSON RAISES MONEY: A fundraising event is scheduled for Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze. (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 136 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)

FANT HOSTS FUNDRAISER: State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, will host a fundraiser for the Pledge This Day political committee. (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille, 301 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)

Also:

FSU TRUSTEES MEET: The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Florida State University, University Center, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee.)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISCUSSED: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold two meetings about behavioral health care in the Medicaid program. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, 4422 East Columbus Dr., Tampa.)

PAROLE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will meet and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

JUSTICES WEIGH CELL PHONE SEARCH: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a Duval County case that focuses on whether police improperly searched a suspect's cell phone without first obtaining a warrant. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

WATER BOARD HOLDS HEARING: The Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board will hold a public hearing about a Florida Forever five-year work plan. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., district headquarters, 81 Water Management Dr., Havana.)

SENIOR SCAMS TARGETED: The Florida Department of Financial Services will hold one in a series of "Be Scam Smart" workshops to help seniors avoid financial scams. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Westiminster Woods in Julington Creek, 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville.)

YOHO DISCUSSES VETERANS SERVICES: U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is expected to discuss veterans services in Putnam County. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., American Legion Post 45, 316 Osceola St., Palatka.)

TOBACCO TAXES AT ISSUE: The Revenue Estimating Conference will look at money from the state's settlement with the tobacco industry and tobacco tax dollars. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSING FINANCE BOARD HOLDS CALL: The Florida Housing Finance Corp. Board of Directors is expected to hold a conference call. (Wednesday, 3 p.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 1388252907.)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Legislature:

HIGHER ED REVAMP ON THE TABLE: The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up two bills (SB 2 and SB 4), filed by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, that would lead to wide-ranging changes in the state's higher-education system, including an expansion of Bright Futures scholarships, block tuition for universities, stronger requirements for students to graduate on time and a program to attract high-quality faculty. (Thursday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

TEEN'S SUICIDE PROBED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive a briefing on the investigation into the death of foster child Naika Venant, who hanged herself and broadcast it on social media. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PREJUDGMENT INTEREST DEBATED: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 469), filed by Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, that would require prejudgment interest to be awarded in lawsuits in which monetary damages are recovered. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES AT ISSUE: The House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee will take up a proposal (HJR 321), filed by Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, that would make it harder for voters to change the Florida Constitution. It would require ballot measures to receive the support of two-thirds of voters before going into the Constitution. That would be tougher than the current requirement of 60 percent support. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

EDUCATION PROJECTS CONSIDERED: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a series of bills aimed at obtaining money for local projects. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSE MEMBERS WEIGH GAMBLING BILL: The House Tourism & Gaming Control Subcommittee will take up a gambling bill (PCB TGC 17-01) that deals with issues such as a potential agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

CAMPUS SPEECH DISCUSSED: The House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee will receive a presentation about free speech on college campuses. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Mashburn Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

LOTTERY FINANCES ANALYZED: The Joint Legislative Auditing Committee will receive presentations related to the finances of the Florida Lottery. (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DEEPWATER HORIZON MONEY CONSIDERED: The House Select Committee on Triumph Gulf Coast will consider two bills (PCB SOT 17-01 and PCB SOT 17-02) that deal with settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AT ISSUE: The Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining will hold a hearing about issues at impasse. (Thursday, 4 p.m., 17 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

Also:

NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION DISCUSSED: The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a board meeting. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Destin City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE NUMBERS ANALYZED: The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference will meet. (Thursday, 1 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE BOARD MEETS: The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine will meet in Broward County. (Friday, 9 a.m., Sheraton Suites, 555 N.W. 62nd St., Fort Lauderdale.)

CHILD ABUSE DEATHS DISCUSSED: The state Child Abuse Death Review Committee, which seeks to reduce child abuse deaths, will meet in Hillsborough County. (Friday, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.)

REVENUE ESTIMATING CONFERENCE MEETS: The Revenue Estimating Conference will hold what is known as an "impact" conference. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

HARDEMON OPENS OFFICE: State Rep. Roy Hardemon, D-Miami, will hold a grand opening for his district office. (Saturday, 4 p.m., 710 N.W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Miami.)


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