Capitol Preview: What to expect this week in Florida politics

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The week will start with prayer, as Gov. Rick Scott calls for unity in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But the rest of the week will involve more-typical business of state government, including hearings about insurance issues and town-hall meetings.

MONDAY

OBAMACARE RATE IMPACTS AT ISSUE: The state Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a rule hearing about notices that will be sent estimating the potential insurance-premium impacts from the federal Affordable Care Act. (Monday, 9:30 a.m., 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines St., Tallahassee.)

REP. PERRY TOWN HALL: Rep. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, will hold a town-hall meeting in the Gilchrist County community of Trenton. (Monday, 11 a.m., Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 N.E. 11th Ave., Trenton.)

TUESDAY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE NUMBERS UPDATED: The state Criminal Justice Estimating Conference will meet to discuss projected costs for the criminal-justice system. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

DISABILITY LAW CHALLENGE: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a constitutional challenge to a state law dealing with the involuntary commitment of people with developmental disabilities. A district-court judge last year sided with the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities in the case, which contends a man’s due-process rights have been violated. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building, 56 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta.)

MEDICAID COSTS AT ISSUE: The state Social Services Estimating Conference will discuss Medicaid expenditures, one of the most-important parts of the annual budget. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

WEDNESDAY

PUBLIC SERVICE NOMINATING PANEL MEETS: The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council will meet to designate a list of the “most qualified” applicants to be interviewed for the expiring seats held by Ronald Brisé and Art Graham. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Tampa Airport Marriott, Collier Meeting Room, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa.)

APD TOWN HALL IN WILDWOOD: Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Barbara Palmer will hold a town-hall meeting to discuss the 2013 legislative session and to answer questions. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road, Wildwood.)

THURSDAY

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO MEET: The Florida Transportation Commission will meet in Miami-Dade County. The commission is expected to hear presentations from Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and other speakers about projects including SunRail and the Wekiva Parkway. (Thursday, 8 a.m., The Biltmore/Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.)

APD TOWN HALL IN GAINESVILLE: Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Barbara Palmer will hold a town-hall meeting to discuss the 2013 legislative session and to answer questions. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Department of Transportation, 2301 N.W. 39th Ave., Gainesville.)

BLUE CROSS REORGANIZATION AT ISSUE: The state Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a hearing about a plan by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida to reorganize as a stock insurer under a mutual holding company. (Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, Auditorium Room 1261, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami.)

FRIDAY

ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics will consider cases involving local officials from across the state, including Jupiter, Tamarac, St. Cloud, Malabar, Broward County, Gadsden County and Jacksonville. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT LAWYERS AT ISSUE: The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors is expected to take up a petition seeking a rule change aimed at helping undocumented immigrants who otherwise meet the qualifications to become Florida lawyers. The proposal was prompted by the case of Jose Godinez-Samperio, a Florida State University law-school graduate who is seeking admission to the Bar. (Friday, 9 a.m., Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon, Amelia Island.)

SATURDAY

RICH MEETS WITH NORTH FLORIDA DEMS: Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich is expected to attend a Democratic Club of North Florida picnic. (Saturday, 4 p.m., J. Lee Vause Park., 6024 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee.)