Florida - SB 364 - 2017

Relating to the Recovery Fund for the Deepwater Horizon incident; amending s. 288.8012, F.S.; defining the term “settlement agreement”; amending s. 288.8013, F.S.; revising the funding source of the principal of the Recovery Fund for the Deepwater Horizon incident; requiring that certain funds be transferred to the Recovery Fund within a specified timeframe; providing an effective date.

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Added On: 02-28-2017
Updated On: 06-03-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Gainer, George B. (Senate/Republican)

Actions (21)

  • 01-12-2017 - Filed
  • 01-25-2017 - Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations
  • 02-13-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/21/17, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-08-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 03/13/17, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
  • 03-13-2017 - CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 03-14-2017 - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 03-15-2017 - CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time
  • 03-15-2017 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
  • 03-23-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development, 03/28/17, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
  • 03-28-2017 - Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 03-29-2017 - Now in Appropriations
  • 03-31-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/05/17, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
  • 04-05-2017 - CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 16 NAYS 1
  • 04-10-2017 - Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 04-11-2017 - CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time
  • 04-13-2017 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • 04-28-2017 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/01/17
  • 05-01-2017 - Laid on Table, refer to HB 7077
  • 05-01-2017 - Substituted HB 7077
  • 05-01-2017 - Read 2nd time

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
03-13-2017Favorable with Committee SubstituteSenate800yes
04-05-2017Favorable with Committee SubstituteSenate1611yes

News (9)

House Bill Outlines How Escambia, Other Counties Can Spend BP Bucks - NorthEscambia.com
Published by northescambia.com
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:29:08 GMT

The proposals would also send to those counties three-fourths of the remainder of the $2 billion the state is expected to receive for economic damages associated with the disaster, which dumped millions of gallons of oil less than 100 miles off the ...

Legislation to keep BP oil funds in Northwest Florida passes first Senate committee - WPMI Local 15 News
Published by local15tv.com
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:16:48 GMT

... damage settlement funds received by the state. Senate Bill 364 appropriates the initial settlement payment directly to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., and appropriates future settlement payments directly to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., no later than 30 days ...

Triumph Oil Spill Settlement Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature - WUWF
Published by wuwf.org
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:38:23 GMT

Credit Florida Senate. Senate Bill 364, which would ensure funds received in the BP Oil Spill settlement go to the eight hardest-hit counties, has cleared the first hurdle in the Florida Legislature. ... SB 364 would clarify that the money goes to ...

AFP-FL urges Senate to keep incentives out of Triumph Gulf Coast bill - SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Published by saintpetersblog.com
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:41:05 GMT

A Northwest Florida Republican plans to amend the Senate's version of a bill to send millions of dollars to the Panhandle communities impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill to allow money to be spent on economic incentives. The Panama City News Herald ...

Senate approves plan for Deepwater Horizon money - WJXT Jacksonville
Published by news4jax.com
Mon, 01 May 2017 23:27:37 GMT

The Senate on Monday unanimously approved a pair of bills (SB 364 and SB 2518) that otherwise accept many aspects of a House proposal, ending months of talks over how the non-profit organization Triumph Gulf Coast and local governments can disperse the ...

House, Senate differ on role of Triumph Gulf Coast - Destin Log
Published by thedestinlog.com
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:07:19 GMT

SB 364 will "ensure funds received in the settlement of the state's economic damage claims caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill remain in Northwest Florida's eight disproportionately affected counties," a news release announcing the bill's ...

Senator Doug Broxson co-introduces Triumph bill - Pensacola News Journal
Published by pnj.com
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:28:41 GMT

Doug Broxson (R-Gulf Breeze) and Sen. Bill Montford (R-Tallahassee) on Thursday introduced a bill, SB-364, called the Recovery Fund for the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Under current law, the eight disproportionately affected counties from Escambia to ...

Washington County lines up for BP funds - Holmes County Times Advertiser
Published by chipleypaper.com
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:45:08 GMT

The state received $400 million last year and is expected to get $106.7 million a year from 2019 through 2033. Seventy-five percent of the money is to be directed to the eight Panhandle counties, with the remaining 25 percent divided among 15 other ...

House starts roadmap for Deepwater Horizon money - The News Herald
Published by newsherald.com
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:56:59 GMT

The House proposal, which sets up the framework for Triumph Gulf Coast to direct the money, would go deeper than a Senate bill (SB 364) introduced last month. That bill primarily would require the nonprofit ... The House committee, comprising ...