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SB 622 - Gaming Law Amendments - Key Vote

Florida Key Votes

Victor Crist voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Victor Crist made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Gaming Law Amendments

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-39) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Gaming Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the Seminole Indians to expand gambling games, locations, and availability at tribal casinos.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that the moneys paid by the Tribe to the state for the benefit of exclusivity under the compact shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes that 3 percent of the amount paid by the Tribe to the state shall be designated as the local government share (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes that, upon receipt of the annual audited revenue figures from the Tribe and completion of the calculations, the state compliance agency shall certify the results to the Chief Financial Officer and shall request the distributions to be paid from the General Revenue Fund within 30 days after authorization of non-operating budget authority pursuant (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes that the Governor is the designated state officer responsible for negotiating and executing, on behalf of the state, tribal-state gaming compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes located within the state (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes that the Governor shall submit a copy of the executed tribal-state compact to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives as soon as it is executed; to be effective, the compact must be ratified by both houses of the legislature by a majority vote of the members present (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Gaming Law Amendments

Committee Sponsors

Sponsors

  • Dennis L. Jones (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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