TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Senate panel has approved a fix for a 2009 growth management law ruled unconstitutional last year.
The Community Affairs Committee split the law into three measures (SB 172, SB 174, SB 176) on Tuesday to cure a violation of a requirement limiting each bill to a single subject.
The final fix, however, would have to come during floor votes.
Circuit Judge Charles Francis of Tallahassee also ruled the Legislature unconstitutionally ordered local governments to exceed a $1.86 million spending cap to implement the law.
Bills are exempt from that requirement if passed by more than a two-thirds vote in each chamber. The growth law cleared the Senate by that margin but fell three votes short in the House.
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