Cretul: No need for Fla. special session on spill


Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 12:59 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE – Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul has ended speculation over a special legislative session on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by declaring there's no need for one.

The Ocala Republican on Wednesday said reports from six working groups examining spill-related issues show none "require immediate formal legislative action."

Senate President Jeff Atwater who had been pushing for such a session, bowed to Cretul's decision.

Atwater, though, urged senators to continue focusing on spill-related issues and work with incoming legislative leaders to prepare measures for next regular session in the spring.

The terms of Atwater, a North Palm Beach Republican running for chief financial officer, and Cretul expire in November.

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