Thursday legislative agenda includes abortions, trauma centers and single-gender classes

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On Thursday, both the Senate and House will hold a floor sessions for much of the day.

The Senate agenda includes bills to establish single-gender public school programs, requiring doctors to perform fetus viability tests prior to performing an abortion and urging the President of the United States to issue final approval for construction and completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The House will address human trafficking and sexual abuse of children, a bill modifying rules for sports facilities to receive tax incentives; another bill permitting trauma centers to continue operating, and one removing the cap on the number of registered pharmacy technicians that Board of Pharmacy may authorize licensed pharmacists to oversee.

9 a.m.:

The Senate Democratic caucus will meet in Room 200 of the Senate Office Building.

10 a.m.:

The Senate will hold a floor session for much of the day. On the agenda is SB 514, to establish single-gender public school programs; SB 918, requiring doctors to perform fetus viability tests prior to performing an abortion; and HM 281, urging the President of the United States to issue final approval for construction and completion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

10:30 a.m.:

The House will hold a floor session for much of the day. The agenda includes HB 989, which addresses human trafficking and sexual abuse of children; HB 7095, modifying rules for sports facilities to receive tax incentives; HB 7113, permitting currently operating trauma centers to continue operating; and HB 323, which removes the cap on the number of registered pharmacy technicians the Board of Pharmacy may authorize licensed pharmacists to oversee.

Elsewhere in Florida:

The Florida Sea Grant and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting a workshop beginning 8 a.m. Thursday in Crestview. The workshop will cover the National Flood Insurance Program, Community Rating System Program, and mitigation activities. Registration costs $25 and can be found here.

The Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors meets 10 a.m. Thursday via teleconference to discuss the 2014 risk transfer program, among other things. Teleconference details: Call-in number: 1-888-942-8686. Access code: 5743735657#

The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. to take input about the state’s request to the federal government for an extension of a program that provides family-planning services to low- and moderate-income women. The meeting is at the Medicaid Field Office Six, 6800 North Dale Mabry Highway., Suite 220 in Tampa.

The Florida Supreme Court will release its weekly opinions at 11 a.m.

Democratic attorney-general candidate George Sheldon expects to raise money at a reception beginning 5:30 p.m. at Foley & Lardner, 100 North Tampa St., Suite 2700 in Tampa.

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