DEMOCRATS HOLD MEDIA AVAILABILITY: House Minority Leader Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach, Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, will hold a media availability. (10 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82472030668?pwd=ZXhwRm51WFdvZDd2QUZyMmxDS0VHQT09. The availability is also expected to be livestreamed on The Florida Channel.)

ABORTION PROPOSAL CRITICIZED: Democratic lawmakers will hold a news conference to oppose proposed legislation that would prevent physicians from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Participants in the news conference are expected to include U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, D-Plantation; state Rep. Robin Bartleman, D-Weston; state Rep. Christine Hunschofsky, D-Parkland; and state Rep. Felicia Robinson, D-Miami Gardens. (10:30 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88275172147?pwd=aUJ6WjB4N3VLZWtjRWJYcG5hLzV0Zz09#success)

LOCAL TAX REFERENDUMS AT ISSUE: The House Ways & Means Committee will consider a bill (HB 777), filed by Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, that would require local tax referendums to be held in general elections, rather than in primary, local or special elections. (1 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

DECRIMINALIZING DRUGS DISCUSSED: Rep. Dotie Joseph, D-North Miami, and Rep. Yvonne Hinson, D-Gainesville, will take part in a news conference about decriminalizing marijuana and other drugs. (1 p.m., fourth floor, the Capitol.)

IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL TEED UP: The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up a proposal (SB 1808), filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, that seeks to ratchet up immigration enforcement in Florida. The proposal, a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, would expand a 2019 law that bans so-called “sanctuary cities” and would crack down on transportation companies that bring undocumented immigrants into the state. The bill also would require counties to enter agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to participate in a program in which local law-enforcement officers help in immigration enforcement — agreements that many counties have already reached. (3 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

BROADBAND EXPANSION TARGETED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will take up two bills (SB 1800 and SB 1802), filed by Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, that would create a program to help replace poles to provide broadband in “unserved areas.” The proposal includes setting aside $400 million in federal stimulus money for the program. (3 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

FLORIDA FOREVER MONEY SOUGHT: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will consider a bill (SB 1816), filed by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, that would put a requirement in state law to provide $100 million a year for the Florida Forever conservation program. (3 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

TELEHEALTH PRESCRIBING AT ISSUE: The House Health & Human Services Committee will take up a proposal (HB 17), filed by Rep. Tom Fabricio, R-Miramar, and Rep. Mike Giallombardo, R-Cape Coral, that would allow certain controlled substances to be prescribed through telehealth. (3:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

VISIT FLORIDA EXTENSION PROPOSED: The House Commerce Committee will take up a bill (HB 489), filed by Rep. Linda Chaney, R-St. Pete Beach, that would extend the operation of the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency to Oct. 1, 2028. Under current law, the agency would have to stop operating Oct. 1, 2023, if the “sunset” date is not extended. (3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

SPECIAL ORDER SET: The Senate Special Order Calendar Group will set a special-order calendar that will list bills to be heard on the Senate floor. (15 minutes after completion of Senate committee meetings, 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

REDISTRICTING DISCUSSED: Sen. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, will take part in a town hall meeting about redistricting. (6:30 p.m., Bunche Park, 15600 Bunche Park Dr. West, Miami Gardens.)


CASE MANAGERS ADDRESSED: Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Coalition for Children will hold a news conference about problems in retaining child-welfare case managers. (2:30 p.m., AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities, 850 South Gadsden St., Tallahassee.)

SCOTT DISCUSSES RIGHTS ABUSES: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., will hold a news conference to discuss human-rights abuses in China in advance of the Winter Olympics. (3:30 p.m., Russell Senate Office Building rotunda, Washington, D.C.)