TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's now the sixth week of legislative session in Tallahassee and busy lawmakers have even more tasks piling up on their plates with lots of bills passing through committees and making it to the floor.
Normally, Friday's tend to be quieter at the capitol, but today will be anything but that.
Both the house and senate are meeting for session to make final votes on dozens of bills. Some of the more high profile ones include:
HB 0059 R/T Offenses Against Unborn Children - makes it a separate offense if someone commits crime against mother and unborn child.
HB 0209 R/T Carrying Concealed Weapon or Concealed Firearm - would allow someone to carry a firearm with a permit in state of emergency.
HB 0129 R/T Sinkhole Coverage - Requires Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to provide better sinkhole insurance policy.
HB 1013 R/T Court-Ordered Expunction of Criminal History Records - would allow FDLE to expunge felony arrests for minors after completing a program.
SB 0450 R/T Telephone Solicitation - prevents telemarketer from sending a text to people on don't call list.
SB 1642 R/T Education Accountability - an overhaul of the K-12 grading system.
There will also be some high profile bills on their second reading:
SB 1060 R/T Code of Student Conduct - would prevent a student from facing disciplinary action for simulating a gun. (2nd reading)
SB 0298 R/T Arrest Booking Photographs - prohibits someone who publishes booking photos from accepting money to remove, correct or modify photo. (2nd reading)
SB 0392 R/T State Speed Zones (2nd reading) - would allow DOT to raise speed limit to 75 mph.
The senate is slated to convene session at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for the house.
Also, Senator Chris Smith, D - Fort Lauderdale, will take time out at 11:00 a.m. to hold a press conference on Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.