What's on tap in the Capital for April 1

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Here is a compilation of what? on tap in the Florida Capital based on reports fromthe St. Petersburg Times, the News Service of Florida and LobbyTools.

SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE: The Senate advanced its main spending bill through the Budget Committee yesterday, but several other measures with fiscal impacts and a number of budget conforming bills remain on the committee? agenda –http://flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/BC/MeetingNotice/1334 – today. Chairman JD Alexander has urged members to get through the agenda to avoid a Saturday work day. (9 a.m. 412 Knott Building, The Capitol.)


CIVIL JUSTICE: Qualifications for judges (HJR 47), child custody (HB 621) nursing home tort reform (HB 661), sovereign immunity (HB 1393), and alimony (HB 1475) are among the subjects of bills before the House Civil Justice Committee this morning. (8:45 a.m., 404 House Office Building, The Capitol.)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: A House Community and Military Affairs Committee meeting this morning is mostly to take up local bills but the panel also has a workshop on a proposed committee bill on affordable housing (CMAS 11-06). (8:45 a.m., 212 Knott Building, The Capitol.)

ELECTIONS: The House Government Operations Subcommittee has the Division of Elections?omnibus bill (HB 1355) with most of the major elections law changes under consideration this year. Issues related to ballots, voting methods, equipment, and certain campaign advertising issues are among the issues ?most technical ?addressed in the bill. (8:45 a.m., 17 House Office Building.)

GOVERNMENT RE-ORG: The House Select Committee on Government Reorganization continues the discussion of the proposed reorganization of economic development, workforce development and other needs in state agencies. (12:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building.)

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