Wednesday’s legislative agenda includes sales-tax holidays, tax cuts, in-state tuition and financial literacy

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Wednesday’s legislative agenda includes a number of issues, starting with the continuing debate over in-state tuition for undocumented students, mandated financial literacy high schools and streamlined charter school contracts.

The Senate Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will consider additional penalties for crossing county lines to commit certain crimes. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government will meet to address insurance industry regulations, and the Finance & Tax Subcommittee will propose a number of sales-tax holidays.

Telemedicine will get another inspection by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services and the Senate Rules Committee will undertake a bill protecting the confidentiality of information in the state’s prescription-drug monitoring database.

9 a.m.:

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education meets in Room 412 of the Knott Building to consider a way to provide certain undocumented students with in-state tuition rates. The committee also takes up bills that streamline charter school contracts and mandate financial literacy courses in high schools.

The Senate Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee meets in Room 37 of the Senate Office Building to consider a bill (SB 550), filed by Sen. Dorothy Hukill, that would make it a third-degree felony for a person to cross county lines to commit certain crimes.

The Senate Transportation, Tourism & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee meets in Room 110 of the Senate Office Building.

11 a.m.:

The House will hold a floor session for much of the day.

1 p.m.:

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government meets in Room 110 of the Senate Office Building to consider a bill, SB 1260, containing a slew of provisions favored by the insurance industry.

The Senate Finance & Tax Subcommittee meets in Room 37 of the Senate Office Building to hold a workshop to consider a combination of tax cuts (HB 5601) approved by the House. Among other things, the package includes a series of sales-tax holidays and raising the exemption on corporate income taxes.

2 p.m.:

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services meets in Room 412 of the Knott Building to assess the framework for telemedicine, a bill that has had trouble connecting with doctors.

4 p.m.:

The Senate Rules Committee will meet in Room 110 of the Senate Office Building to take up several bills, including a proposal (SB 862), filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, aimed at better protecting the confidentiality of information in the state’s prescription-drug monitoring database.

Elsewhere in Florida:

Senate President Don Gaetz, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are among the state and private sector officials expected to speak during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 International Days. Gaetz speaks at 8:30 a.m., others later in the morning. The event is at the Florida State University Turnbull Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St. in Tallahassee.

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases, including a challenge to the constitutionality of a law dealing with the involuntary civil commitments of people with intellectual disabilities starting at 9 a.m., 500 South Duval St. in Tallahassee.

The Florida Parole Commission will consider various cases stemming from crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s starting at 9 a.m., 4070 Esplanade Way in Tallahassee.

The League of Women Voters of Florida will honor Sens. Rene Garcia and Sen. David Simmons during the group’s Old Capitol Gala at 6 p.m. in the Historic Capitol Museum,

Robin Rudowitz, associate director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, will discuss the economics of Medicaid expansion at the Bob Graham Center on the University of Florida campus at 6 p.m.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.