On Tap in the Capital: Wednesday, May 16

On Tap in the Capital: Wednesday, May 16. (WPEC)

COASTAL MANAGEMENT CONSIDERED: The annual Florida Coastal Management Program will begin in Pinellas County, with speakers expected to include Noah Valenstein, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (8:30 a.m., Edge Hotel, 505 South Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach.)

CAREERSOURCE BOARD MEETS: The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors will meet in St. Johns County. (8:30 a.m., Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine.)

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS IN PINELLAS: The State Board of Education will meet and consider a series of issues, including the designation of KIPP New Jersey and Democracy Prep Public Schools as “hope operators.” That designation is part of a 2017 law expected to lead to new charter schools serving children who attend low-performing traditional public schools. (9 a.m., Pinellas County School Board office, 301 Fourth St. S.W., Largo.)

SCOTT TAKES PART IN HURRICANE CONFERENCE: Gov. Rick Scott will attend the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, as the June 1 start of hurricane season approaches. (9 a.m., Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)

CITRUS ISSUES ON THE TABLE: The Florida Citrus Commission will meet in Polk County. (9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)

GRIMSLEY HOLDS ‘MOBILE’ OFFICE HOURS: Staff members for state Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, will hold “mobile” office hours in Polk County. (9 a.m., Mulberry Library, 905 N.E. Fifth St., Mulberry. Also, 10:30 a.m., Bartow Public Library, 2150 South Broadway Ave., Bartow. Also, 1:15 p.m., Fort Meade Community Center, 10 S.W. Third St., Fort Meade.)

GULF POWER PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SEASON: Gulf Power will hold a storm drill as the Pensacola-based utility prepares for the June 1 start of hurricane season. The drill is open to the news media but closed to the public. (9 a.m., Douglas McCary Training & Storm Center, 9088 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola.)

PSC HOLDS HEARING ON MONROE COUNTY RATES: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a customer-service hearing on a proposed rate increase in Monroe County for K W Resort Utilities Corp. (9:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, 3990 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West.)

UNEMPLOYMENT APPEALS CONSIDERED: The Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission will meet. (9:30 a.m., Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, 101 Rhyne Building, 2740 Centerview Dr., Tallahassee.)

JUDGE HEARS MEDICAL MARIJUANA CASE: Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers is slated to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a state ban on smoking medical marijuana. Lawmakers included the ban in a law that was designed to carry out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis. The challenge argues that the ban on smoking marijuana violates the constitutional amendment. (10 a.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

BONDI HONORS TOP LAW OFFICER: Attorney General Pam Bondi will present the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during an event at the Capitol. (10 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

AG OFFICIAL DISCUSSES STORM RECOVERY: Bill Northey, undersecretary for farm production and conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will tour Joshua Citrus, Inc. in DeSoto County and discuss $340 million in disaster-relief assistance for citrus growers. Also, he will visit emergency watershed-protection program projects. (Citrus tour, 10:30 a.m., 4135 S.E. County Road 760, Arcadia. Also, watershed projects, 3:30 p.m., Morgan Park, 2250 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia.)

SCOTT VISITS JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS: Gov. Rick Scott will visit Jewish day schools in Palm Beach and Collier counties to discuss security funding. (10:45 a.m., Torah Academy of Boca Raton, 3881 N.W. Third Ave., Boca Raton. Also, 4 p.m., Chabad Naples Jewish Community Center, 1789 Mandarin Road, Naples.)

ENERGY COMPANY INFLUENCE AT ISSUE: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Integrity Florida will hold a media conference call to discuss the political influence of Florida energy corporations. (11 a.m. Media call-in number: 1-727-258-5789. PIN: 97609)

GRIMSLEY CAMPAIGNS IN PANHANDLE: Sen. Denise Grimsley, who is running for state agriculture commissioner, will speak during a luncheon of Walton Republican Women Federated. (11:30 a.m. Central time, Cantina Laredo, 585 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach.)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MONEY ANALYZED: The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference will hold what is known as a post-session “impact” conference. (1 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Daytona State College Board of Trustees will hold a workshop and a regular board meeting. (Workshop at 1 p.m., board meeting at 2 p.m., Daytona State College, Building 100, 1200 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.)

BEAN PRESENTS CHECK FOR SENIOR SERVICES: Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will present a check for $400,000 in state funding to ElderSource, which provides home-delivered meals to senior citizens. (1 p.m., ElderSource, 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville.)

ST. JOHNS COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The St. Johns River State College Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on budget issues, followed by a regular board meeting. (Workshop at 2 p.m., with board meeting at 3 p.m., St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine Campus, Criminal Justice Multipurpose Room, 2990 College Dr., St. Augustine.)

PUTNAM CAMPAIGNS IN ORANGE COUNTY: Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam will make a campaign stop at an Orlando business. (3 p.m., VOXX Automotive, 2351 J Lawson Blvd., Orlando.)

RUBIO HOLDS ‘MOBILE’ OFFICE HOURS: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours in Lee County. (3 p.m., Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library, 3095 Blount St., Fort Myers.)

LAKE-SUMTER COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Lake-Sumter State College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (5 p.m., Lake-Sumter State College, Student Services Building, 9501 U.S. 441, Leesburg.)

MANGOLD, BLOCK CAMPAIGN IN SEMINOLE: Democrats Lee Mangold and Darryl Block, who are running for Seminole County House seats, will take part in a meet-and-greet event. Mangold is running in House District 28, which is an open seat, while Block is trying to unseat Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, in House District 29. (7 p.m., Celery City Craft, 114 South Palmetto Ave., Sanford.)

KING DISCUSSES CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANS: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King will meet with Brevard County Democrats to discuss his proposals for reforming the criminal-justice system. (7:30 p.m., Brevard County Commission chamber, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.)

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