Last day Florida legislative session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lawmakers will conclude their 2014 session Friday with a surplus budget, millions of dollars in tax cuts and passage of several issues that took years to clear.

Sine Die is the ceremonial handkerchief drop at the Capitol that celebrates the end of session. That is expected to take place after lawmakers make a final vote on the only bill they have to approve, the budget.

The $77.1 billion budget has a 72-hour waiting period after it's agreed on, which means legislators will vote on it Friday night after 8:30 p.m.

It will come with a more than $100 million tax cut package, including a sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies and more.

In an unexpected turn, the senate approved a measure that would extend in-state tuition to certain undocumented immigrant students at Florida universities. It's now in the house for approval and Gov. Rick Scott has shown strong support for it.

Also, lawmakers in the senate have the opportunity to pass the "Charlotte's Web" bill, which legalizes a low strain of marijuana for medical use.


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