Brody Bill set for vote in Senate on Tuesday

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Just hours after the annual legislative session starts Tuesday, the Florida Senate could approve two claims bills championed by President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, reports the News Service of Florida. One of the bills (SB 4) calls for Eric Brody to receive $15.575 million as compensation for debilitating injuries he suffered in a 1998 car crash with a Broward County sheriff’s deputy. The other bill (SB 2) would provide $1.35 million to William Dillon, who spent 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a murder in Brevard County. The Senate will take up the bills during an afternoon floor session Tuesday and are expected to vote on them, Lyndsey Cruley, a Haridopolos spokeswoman, said in an e-mail Monday. Haridopolos also pushed claims bills for the men in 2011, but the measures failed to pass the House during the final chaotic hours of the legislative session.

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