Senate bill regarding BP oil spill settlement money dies in Mississippi House

Senate Bill 2634, which would create a separate fund for BP oil spill settlement money, has died in the Mississippi House.
Mississippi House of Representatives Coast Delegation calls the bill “empty” in a joint statement released this afternoon. They write, “the Senate has sent us a bill that does nothing to move us in the direction of helping the Coast. It doesn’t say how the money will be spent, or for what purposes the money will be used.”
This means no action regarding the long term allocation of BP oil spill settlement dollars will be made this legislative session. The money already collected is currently being held in an account with the Department of Finance and Administration.
The House of Representatives Coast Delegation writes, “No action is better than passing a bill that only gives the appearance of action.”

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