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March 8, 2018

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Legislature Approves Referendum to Incorporate Hobe Sound

Tallahassee —

The Florida Legislature today approved House Bill 395, which would create a municipality in Martin County to be known as the Town of Hobe Sound. If signed into law by Governor Scott, the bill would take effect only upon approval by a majority vote of the municipality’s electors.


“This legislation includes the opportunity for the citizens of Hobe Sound to vote on whether or not they would like for their town to become incorporated,” said Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart), a native of Hobe Sound. “The people of this community have waited years for this legislation, and I am pleased to see it earn the favorable support of both the House and Senate, and move to the Governor’s desk for his consideration.”