"We are encouraged by today's vote, and the movement of Senate Bill 340, and look forward to working toward creating a permanent home for Uber in our state." said Kasra Moshkani, General Manager, Uber South Florida. 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. Other special interests like private casinos and animal rights groups fall into House and Senate camps, pressuring the respective chamber leaders to dig their heels in. Since that time, the leadership of the Senate changed and a number of House members who back the app-based services won election to the Senate. The Senate has a companion in subcommittee.
"That (position) will most likely be a point of contention that will impact the overall negotiations", Galvano said in response. 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.
Supporters say this is a crucial change that will eliminate inconsistent regulations across county lines. La Rosa's bill, the state Legislature will be faced with two conflicting bills and lawmakers that may not be ready to compromise heavily. But it's unclear if the legislation will make it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.
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Opponents say it would be wrong to spend public funds on a stadium and that the money would be better spent on St. Louis proper, leaving the suburbs completely free of responsibility should tax funds not meet projections.
In addition to this, it would allow the Seminole Tribe to offer craps and roulette at its casinos.
SB 340, a similar bill, is scheduled be heard in its final committee, the Senate rules committee, on Thursday.
The state has appealed this ruling but has also requested the courts hold off on pursuing the matter until after the legislative session is over.