Senate panel finally approves sinkhole repair bill

James L. Rosica (@jlrosicaTBO) in Tallahassee

A bill to create a sinkhole repair program for Citizens Property Insurance customers had been bottled up in a Senate panel but finally got a vote Wednesday.

The General Government Appropriations subcommittee approved the bill (SB 416) by a vote of 10-3, with Democrats Arthenia Joyner of Tampa, Geraldine Thompson of Orlando and Darren Soto of Kissimmee voting against. 

It’s worth noting that Republicans Jack Latvala of Clearwater and Nancy Detert of Venice continued to raise questions about the bill, which was amended at least six times in the span of Wednesday’s meeting.

A full story will be available online later.

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