Fla. House Tackles Development Referendum Ban Again

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The Florida House Economic Affairs Committee on Friday advanced a bill intended to clear up a lengthy debate over a prohibition on local referendums for certain development projects, making fixes to legislation the state passed last year.

Should lawmakers pass H.B. 189, sponsored by Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, and the companion bill S.B. 374 in the Senate, it will mark the fourth year in a row they have addressed some aspect of the law. The state's Fourth District Court of Appeal also weighed in on the...
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