Hoffman claims bill now on Gov's desk

Mar 16, 2012

A slew of bills are heading to Governor Rick Scott’s desk. As Sascha Cordner reports, that includes a bill that would compensate the parents of a girl who died in botched undercover drug sting in Tallahassee.

Democratic Representative John Patrick Julien says he thinks the Rachel Hoffman claims bill has a good chance of getting signed by the Governor:

“Because I really don’t see any reason why the Governor wouldn’t sign this bill. It’s an agreed upon settlement. The city of Tallahassee is in favor of letting this end. And, again, why continue the pain and suffering of the parents. Let’s let them move on.”

The bill allows Irving Hoffman and Marjorie Weiss, the parents of Rachel Hoffman, to get 2.4 million dollars for the loss of their daughter. Rachel was serving as a confidential informant for the Tallahassee Police Department, when she was killed. Julien says the parents intend to use the money to fund a scholarship in the name of their only daughter.

 

The Governor has until March 31st to sign the claims bill, as well as another bill that would allow state agencies to subject their employees to a drug test.