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"Restore Act" money
TALLAHASSEE -- A bill up for vote today in the state senate has some county leaders worried.
The bill deals with the distribution of Restore Act money.
An amendment added to the bill late last week would create a non-profit organization to oversee that money.
The organization "Triumph Gulf Coast" would distribute a portion of the money to the affected counties each year.
Senate President Don Gaetz' worked on the bill.
Gaetz says the new committee would only deal with Restore Act money given directly to the state. Not the money ear-marked for individual counties.
Gaetz says his office is working on an amendment to make that clear.
Still some are concerned it gives state lawmakers too much say on how the counties spend the money.
Basically a lot of people that were struggling and i had friends and family who lived out at the beach and restaurants and they just didn't know what to do
Dena Richard, Pace
We were the ones affected by it not the whole state just the county itself
Lawmakers are meeting today to vote on the bill.