Florida House Committee Taking Up Claims Bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two claims bills that are top priorities for Senate President Mike Haridopolos are finally getting a hearing in the House.

One would compensate Eric Brody, who was paralyzed in a crash with a speeding Broward County sheriff’s deputy late for work (SB 4). The other would do the same for William Dillon, who spent 27 years in prison for a Brevard County murder he did not commit (SB 2).

Similar bills passed in the Senate last year but never came to a vote in the House before time ran out on the 60-day legislative session.

The Senate passed the current bills on Jan. 10, the first day of the 2012 session. Haridopolos said he wanted to make sure the House had plenty of time to consider them.

Source: Associated Press