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The Florida House gaveled in for a special session just after noon, but will adjourn sine die without taking up Gov. Charlie Crist's proposed constitutional amendment on drilling, House Speaker Larry Cretul says.

Cretul called Crist's special session call "a terrible way to propose constitutional changes." The speaker said he was setting up working groups to look at the effects of the spill and come up with solutions.

"We were called here today because of politics," Cretul said. He said lawmakers could consider next year a proposal to put the drilling ban before voters in the 2012 election.

"We are instituting a serious approach," Cretul said. "We have fulfilled our constitutional obligation."

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