The group Recess for all Florida Students urges parents to contact Representatives and insist that the House pull the Senate version of the bill and take it up for debate on the House floor without any changes or amendments. However, the Seminoles will have to pay $3 billion to the state for a seven-year period in exchange for the right to keep their status as Florida's sole blackjack operator.
The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Neil Combee, R-Auburndale, would change what is now a second-degree misdemeanor charge - carrying a fine up to $500 and 60 days in jail - into a $25 noncriminal violation that can be paid to county clerks of court.
Apparently, this is the second consecutive session that lawmakers have tried to reconcile views on gambling to approve a deal that would hold up in federal court.
The Senate bill allowed students to wear clothing that conveys a religious viewpoint. Both chambers are also standing-by with their versions of a gambling law. The House amended the bill significantly and sent it back to the Senate.
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"That (position) will most likely be a point of contention that will impact the overall negotiations", Galvano said in response. The legislation also confines slot machines to tribal-run 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. La Rosa's bill, the state Legislature will be faced with two conflicting bills and lawmakers that may not be ready to compromise heavily.
Should they be able to reconcile their differences in the coming weeks, legislators must still be able to make the Seminole Tribe agree with the measure.
SB 340, a similar bill, is scheduled be heard in its final committee, the Senate rules committee, on Thursday.