Here's what we're watching on Day 35 of the 2012 Legislature:
• Happy Valentine's Day! What's more romantic than prison privatization? The Senate on Tuesday is scheduled to take a dramatic up-or-down vote on a controversial plan to privatize South Florida prisons and work camps. The vote is too close to call and Senate President Mike Haridopolos declined to predict the outcome Monday.
• The House is in session too, with a bill to create 2012's sales tax holiday listed as its first order of business. For three days in August, clothing, wallets, and bags less than $75 and school supplies less than $15 will be tax-exempt.
• A bill that would prevent lawmakers from working for a state university or college is coming before the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday afternoon. SB 1560, sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher, would also require members of the Legislature to resign from whatever jobs they may have with universities or colleges before seeking re-election. Florida's higher education institutions currently employ several state lawmakers, including Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who teaches political science at the University of Florida; Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a professor at Tallahassee Community College; and Rep. John Tobia, R-Melbourne, works at Valencia Community College.
• Speaking of higher education, the House's higher ed appropriations committee will consider a bill that would give college credit for military training courses. Meanwhile, the House's K-12 education appropriations committee will take up a bill to toughen charter school standards.
•Fore! Representatives from the World Golf Foundation will convene in the third floor of the Capitol to educate the public about the importance of the golf industry to Florida. Gov. Rick Scott will stop by at 3 p.m.
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