Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll heard arguments May 29 from attorneys for the state and two groups challenging the constitutionality of the legislative move. At the time, Carroll indicated he would try to make a decision quickly, but he has not issued a ruling. Carroll will hold the additional hearing Tuesday, with a notice saying it will be a “status conference.” The two groups, the Florida Nurses Association and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, contend that lawmakers improperly used budget fine print — known as proviso language — to direct the Department of Corrections to privatize prison health services. The groups contend that lawmakers would need to make such decisions by passing a bill to change state law. Attorneys for the state and potential contractors argue, in part, that the department already has the legal authority to privatize prison health services.