House Panel To Take Up Claims Bills On Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House leaders are planning a committee hearing Friday to consider two claims bills being pushed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

One would compensate a man who was paralyzed in a crash with a speeding Broward County sheriff’s deputy who was late for work (SB 4).

The other would do the same for a man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit (SB 2).

House Democrats on Monday urged the chamber’s Republican leaders to consider the bills. The Senate passed both on Jan. 10, the first day of the 60 day legislative session.

The session is now half over and the House has yet to act, but a spokeswoman for Speaker Dean Cannon on Monday said the meeting will be noticed Wednesday.

Source: Associated Press