Florida : Koontz spurs possible legislative fix to extortion

February 26, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

As our Managing Attorney for Hawaii, Robert Thomas, reports, a bill (HR 1077) is making its way through the Florida Legislature that would prohibit local governments from imposing any kind of exaction (including monetary ones) on land-use permit applicants, unless the exaction bears an essential nexus and rough proportionality to the impact of the ...