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Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) has filed a claims bill for a motorcyclist injured in an accident with a city bus.

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Attorneys for a young abuse survivor say they’re grateful to the Governor and the Florida Legislature for agreeing to further compensate their client. And, the claims bill signed into law also includes money for two more abuse survivors.

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Governor Rick Scott has signed a claims bill into law to help further compensate a young abuse survivor who—along with his sister—suffered for years, while under the supervision of the state’s child welfare agency.

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Two Florida lawmakers are already looking ahead to next year’s legislative session to revive a bipartisan effort to reform the state’s claims bill process. It allows those who sue a government agency over things like injuries or negligence to receive the rest of the money awarded to them—a process that can often take years.

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The case of a surviving abuse victim that led to the overhaul of Florida’s child welfare system may be close to reaching a resolution. While the claims bill to further compensate the victim has usually died in the past legislative sessions, it’s now headed to the Governor for final approval.

A number of claims bills which found Florida’s child welfare agency at fault are now heading to the House floor. Among them is a high profile bill involving twins that further compensates the surviving victim, in an abuse case that took his twin sister’s life.

A bill further compensating a surviving child of an abusive adoptive home is starting to move in the Florida Senate.

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A Florida lawmaker is hoping a claims bill to further compensate a child abuse victim will pass the state legislature for 2017. This will be the fourth year the measure comes before lawmakers.

The Florida Legislature is setting a dangerous precedent by capping attorney fees in claims bills, an attorney warned the state Supreme Court Thursday.

The Florida Legislature has passed a number of claims bill, sending them onto the Governor. But, some lawmakers are upset one claims bill to compensate a surviving child of abuse did not survive the legislative process.

About a week after friends and family of a former college football player advocated on behalf of their loved one’s claims bill, it passed its first committee hearing in the Senate.

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Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) is pushing a claims bill for a local woman through the legislature. Montford says the bill would give $1.15 million dollars to Angela Sanford who was involved in crash with a Leon County ambulance in 2013. 

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A claims bill to further compensate a young special needs rape victim has passed its first Senate committee. But, not without some controversy.

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The head of Florida’s child welfare agency says he’s renewing his commitment to making his agency better.

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With Friday’s deadline, about 30 claims bills were filed in the Florida Senate. A few of them seeking to further compensate different victims are controversial.

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Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) has filed a claims bill on behalf of a Tallahassee woman severely injured in an ambulance crashed into the car in which she was the passenger.

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The first bills of the 2016 Florida Legislative Session have been filed in the Senate, and it includes three claims bills.

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Governor Rick Scott approved a slew of claims bills, including one that now fully compensates a local man for severe injuries he got years ago when he was run over by a garbage truck.

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An effort to fully compensate a local man for severe injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident years ago is now before Governor Rick Scott.

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Florida lawmakers are heading back to Tallahassee June first to pick up where they left off on budget negotiations. The Big Bend’s regional delegation is banking on the special session to get some local projects funded.

For the first time in two years, Florida lawmakers are preparing to award more than $13 million to Floridians who have been injured by local governments and medical entities. The claims bill process is one of the most contentious issues in the legislature. But change is hard to come by and many victims of government injuries are left holding the bills.

State lawmakers pushed through six claims bill on Monday.  The 2015 session could be one of the few times the state pays claimants in two years.