Fla. Counties Troubled By Bill Concerning Oil Spill Money

Law360, Miami (April 23, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Florida state senators assured local officials that a bill amendment under consideration Tuesday would not interfere with Gulf Coast counties receiving their share of damages recovered by the federal government for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but confusion and concerns lingered after a lively debate.

Ultimately the Senate Appropriations Committee passed S.B. 1024, a wide-ranging measure including the controversial amendment, as well as a pair of additional amendments to clarify and provide “comfort language.” But the lengthy discussion, which included some potentially conflicting statements, may...
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