The Senate Education Committee voted for the bill on Monday. Unlike the Senate proposal, which allows for massive expansion of the state gambling industry, Florida's lower house is resolute in keeping the current gambling status quo and preventing the addition of more gaming options beyond the ones already provided to local patrons. Elections and retirements have changed the makeup - and the leadership - in both chambers, however.
Galvano has introduced sweeping legislation, SB 8, that would essentially turn Florida from a state that theoretically bans gambling into one that embraces it.
Senator Bill Galvano, who sponsored the gambling bill that the Senate passed, has immediately shot down the idea of a possible compromise with the House's version of the measure.More news: Mama June Shannon Talks Keeping Weight Off After 300 Lb Loss
"Today the Florida House overwhelmingly recognized that Florida needs a single, comprehensive set of rules for ridesharing." said a statement from Lyft Senior Policy Communications, Chelsea Harrison "Lyft is grateful to Speaker Corcoran and his leadership team for their work on this issue".
Both La Rosa and Galvano are using their bills as leverage to close the loop on a series of lawsuits that are popping up during a time of profitable ambiguity. The bill also confines slot machines to tribal casinos and tracks in South Florida. Eight counties have voted to allow slot parlors since they were granted in Broward and Miami-Dade before the state's original 2010 agreement with the tribe.
Some parents in St. Johns County support the bill. The Seminole Tribe will also be allowed to offer craps and roulette at its casinos. But it's unclear if the legislation will make it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. On the other hand, House Representatives argued during their Tuesday meeting that the bill could have treated pari-mutuels more fairly.