Fla. House Panel Approves Public-Private Partnerships Bill

Law360, Miami (April 17, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Florida House Appropriations Committee passed a bill Wednesday that works toward statewide guidelines for public-private partnerships, prompted by local governments' increasing use of these agreements to fund and build a range of infrastructure and public facilities.

Critics voiced concerns that H.B. 85 may prove too burdensome and an obstacle to local governments getting involved in these agreements, in which private entities finance and construct public facilities and then run and collect revenue from them for a specific period of time. But Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota,...
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