Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 44
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/27/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Jones) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. The facts stated in the preamble to this act are
    7  found and declared to be true.
    8         Section 2. The City of Tallahassee is authorized and
    9  directed to appropriate from funds of the city not otherwise
   10  encumbered and to draw a warrant in the sum of $2.4 million,
   11  payable to Irving Hoffman and Marjorie Weiss, as compensation
   12  for injuries and damages sustained due to the murder of their
   13  daughter, Rachel Hoffman.
   14         Section 3. The amount awarded under this act is intended to
   15  provide the sole compensation for all present and future claims
   16  arising out of the factual situation described in this act which
   17  resulted in the death of Rachel Hoffman.
   18         Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
   20  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   21  And the title is amended as follows:
   23         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   24  and insert:
   25                        A bill to be entitled                      
   26         An act for the relief of Irving Hoffman and Marjorie
   27         Weiss, parents of Rachel Hoffman, deceased,
   28         individually and as co-personal representatives of the
   29         Estate of Rachel Hoffman, by the City of Tallahassee;
   30         providing for an appropriation to compensate them for
   31         the wrongful death of their daughter, Rachel Hoffman,
   32         who was murdered while serving as a confidential
   33         informant for the Tallahassee Police Department;
   34         providing an effective date.
   36         WHEREAS, Rachel Hoffman served as a confidential informant
   37  for the Tallahassee Police Department in May 2008, and
   38         WHEREAS, Rachel Hoffman was murdered by Andrea Green and
   39  Deneilo Bradshaw during a drug sting operation, and
   40         WHEREAS, Andrea Green and Deneilo Bradshaw are both serving
   41  life sentences for the murder of Rachel Hoffman, and
   42         WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee recognizes that it must
   43  always be accountable for its conduct, and acknowledges that
   44  mistakes were made and policies were violated in this case and
   45  that the life of Rachel Hoffman was tragically lost, and
   46         WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee expresses its deepest
   47  sorrow for the loss of Rachel Hoffman, and
   48         WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee offers its most sincere
   49  condolences to the parents of Rachel Hoffman, Marjorie Weiss and
   50  Irving Hoffman, and
   51         WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee has agreed to pay Irving
   52  Hoffman and Marjorie Weiss a total of $2.6 million, and
   53         WHEREAS, the City of Tallahassee has already paid a total
   54  of $200,000 to Irving Hoffman and Marjorie Weiss, NOW,