Under pressure from Florida’s tourism industry, the Florida House looks ready to reject a measure sought by Senate President Don Gaetz that would allow small coastal counties to spend some of their hotel taxes on lifeguards and beach patrols.

Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, has filed an amendment to strip the bed-tax provision from SB 1828, a broad tax-administration package that passed the Senate unanimously last week.

The tourism industry opposes almost any legislation that gives counties more freedom in how they can spend their bed taxes. Counties must currently spend the money primarily on travel advertising, convention centers and other things that drive more tourism business.

The House is set to vote on the amendment today.