53.2 F
New York
Monday, October 18, 2021

In the Legislature – Jan 19

UES ADDRESSES BUSINESS GROUP: House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, is scheduled to speak to the Businesspeople United for Political Action Committee, or BUPAC. (7:30 a.m., Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Building AA, Fort Myers.)

- Advertisement -

LEE COUNTY DELEGATION MEETS: The Lee County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers, Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, and Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, is scheduled to meet as it prepares for the 2017 session. (9 a.m., Florida SouthWestern State College, Nursing Building, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.)

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DELEGATION MEETS: The Charlotte County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, and Rep. Michael Grant, R-Port Charlotte, will meet. (9 a.m., Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.)

LAWMAKERS SPEAK AT WATER FORUM: Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Chairman Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, are expected to be among the speakers during a regional water forum hosted by the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority. (10 a.m., Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch.)

BROWARD DELEGATION TAKES UP LOCAL BILLS: The Broward County legislative delegation, made up of five senators and 14 House members, is scheduled to take up local bills and hold a public hearing on a number of topics such as juvenile justice, transportation, economic development, environment and growth management. (1 p.m., Broward County Governmental Center, 115 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)

MARION COUNTY DELEGATION MEETS: The Marion County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages, Rep. Stan McClain, R-Belleview, Rep. Charlie Stone, R-Ocala, and Rep. Clovis Watson, D-Alachua, is scheduled to meet. (1 p.m., College of Central Florida, Klein Conference Center, Ocala.)

BEAN HOSTS OPEN HOUSE: Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will host an open house at his new Jacksonville district office. (4 p.m., Duval Station Office Complex, 13453 North Main St., Suite 301, Jacksonville.)

- Advertisement -

OKALOOSA DELEGATION MEETS: The Okaloosa County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, Sen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, Rep. Mel Ponder, R-Destin, and Rep. Jayer Williamson, R-Pace, is scheduled to meet. (4:30 p.m. Central time, Northwest Florida State College, Student Services Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville.)


INSURANCE TRADE SECRETS AT ISSUE: The 1st District Court of Appeal will hear arguments in a dispute between the Office of Insurance Regulation and State Farm Florida about publicly disclosing information related to the company’s property-insurance policies. Regulators are challenging a May ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge James Hankinson, who issued an injunction against the release of information about State Farm policies. State Farm argued that the information was a “trade secret” protected from public disclosure. Regulators have long collected the information and made it publicly available. (9 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

DEFENSE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Defense Support Task Force, which seeks to bolster the state’s military missions and installations, will meet. (9 a.m., Avon Park Air Force Range, 29 South Blvd., Building 77, Avon Park.)

PUTNAM TALKS ABOUT SCREWWORM: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will visit an “incident response center” that is addressing the recent discovery of New World screwworm in Homestead. New World screwworms are fly larvae that can infest livestock and other animals. (10 a.m. media availability, Home 2 Suites, 77 N.E. Third St., Florida City.)

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

MURPHY HOLDS ‘LISTENING’ SESSION: U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will hold a “listening session” with constituents in Seminole County. (2 p.m., Eastmonte Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Dr., Altamonte Springs.)

LAWYERS HONORED FOR PRO BONO WORK: A ceremony will be held at the Florida Supreme Court to honor attorneys who have been recognized by The Florida Bar for their pro bono work. (3:30 p.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)

WATER RATES ON THE TABLE: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a customer hearing in Hardee County about a proposal by Charlie Creek Utilities, LLC to increase water rates. (6 p.m., Historic City Hall, 225 East Main St., Wauchula.)

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

Stay Connected

- Advertisement - '

Latest Articles