As Florida legislators await budget details to be released later this week, they will hear several bills that relate to jobs and ethics reforms on their second day of the session Wednesday.
The Senate will hear a bill to revise Florida's banking laws as they relate to international banking corporations. The House Economic Development Committee will take up a series of measures aimed at offering tax credits to lure new business to Florida.
The House Energy and Utilities Committee will conduct a workshop on a bill the Senate has fast-tracked that would tighten ethics rules that govern the Public Service Commission. One measure, which would ban commissioners and their staff members from talking directly to utility officials about pending matters, is expected to be passed out of the Senate this week. Another measure would require anyone who testifies before the PSC on a utility issue to disclose any financial ties, or charitable contributions, their organization has with utilities.