Via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
[State Rep. Doug Holder, R-Sarasota,] has struggled to live down his vote for a bill in 2009 that would have given the governor and cabinet authority to put oil rigs 3 to 10 miles from shore. Holder has since apologized for his vote and said Tuesday that he wanted to vote for a constitutional ban against drilling to show voters where he stands on the issue now.
“I would have voted for it, if given the opportunity,” Holder said after the Legislature adjourned.
Holder voted to adjourn the special session less than an hour after it began: