Bills To Create A Parkland Victims Fund Fail In Florida Legislature

Apr 10, 2019

Families who lost loved ones in the Parkland school shooting likely won’t find monetary relief from the Florida Legislature this year.

Bills seeking to avert litigation by creating a taxpayer-backed assistance fund haven’t gotten a hearing, and they aren’t likely to pass this session, which ends on May 3.

One of the measures — sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Lauren Book — would have created a $160 million compensation fund that families of the 34 people killed and wounded in the Parkland massacre could have accessed if they signed agreements not to pursue litigation.

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