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Atwater to Cretul: Let's do another session on claims

In a letter to House Speaker Larry Cretul, Senate President Jeff Atwater suggests having a second special session in late August or early September to streamline the claims process for oil spill victims.

"There is currently no clear guidance on the claims process and there are different procedures for individuals, businesses and governments," he writes. "This confusion may be further exacerbated when the Federal government takes over the distribution of BP dollars and the claims resolution process as they have indicated that additional guidelines will be forthcoming over the next few weeks.  Ill advised and poorly conceived legislative action might very well impede the speedy resolution of claims and make things more difficult for the citizens of Florida."

Full letter is here: Download 2010_07_15 Speaker Cretul-1