State lawmakers won't slow down the pace on Wednesday. For members of the Florida House, the day begins with 8 a.m. committee meetings and ends with a 4 p.m. floor session. Here are five things to watch:
* The Senate General Government Appropriations Subcommittee will move on plans to carry out Amendment 1, which sets aside tax money to conserve land and protect water. (SB 576, SB 578, SB 580, SB 582, SB 584, and SB 586).
* Panels in both the House and Senate will consider proposals that would ban smoking in cars when children are present. The House version (HB 671) is up for debate in the Highway and Waterway Safety Committee. Its Senate companion (SB 548) will be discussed in the Regulated Industries Committee.
* The House K-12 Education Subcommittee debates a hot-button bill that would allow designated school employees to carry concealed weapons on public school campuses (HB 19). A similar proposal has advanced in the House in previous legislative sessions.
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* The Senate Education Committee will take up a proposal to improve the technology infrastructure in public schools (SB 1264) and discuss a flurry of proposals related to charter schools.
* The House will hold floor votes on two issues: a bill that would move the date of Florida's presidential primary to the third Tuesday in March (HB 7035), and a bill that would increase the benefits for state employees who adopt children from the child welfare system (HB 7013).