Fla. House Passes Public-Private Partnerships Bill

Law360, Miami (April 25, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would set up statewide guidelines for local governments who want to enter into public-private partnerships, which are increasingly used to fund and build a range of infrastructure and public facilities.

Despite concerns voiced on the House floor about the breadth of the legislation, the representatives voted 98-19 to approve H.B. 85, which sets requirements for bids, public notice, procurement and other procedures in agreements in which private entities finance and construct public facilities, then run...
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