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SB 788 - Gambling Expansion - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Gambling Expansion

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (82-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Gambling Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to adopt a conference report that increases the amount of gambling permitted.

Highlights:
- Authorizes the governor to negotiate a compact on behalf of the state with the Seminole tribe to allow class III gaming on Seminole lands. The compact must then be approved by the legislature (Sec. 1). -Allocates all revenue from the compact to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund (Sec. 1). -Requires the tribe to make an annual donation to the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling of no less than $250,000 per facility (Sec. 1). -Prohibits anyone under 21 from entering onto the casino floor (Sec. 2). -Requires the tribe to share annual revenues with the state with a minimum monthly payment of $150,000,000 unless total earnings go below $1.37 billion, in which case a smaller amount will be required (Sec. 2). -Decreases tax rate for slot machines from 50% to 35% (Sec. 21). -Increases the number of hours per day a card room can be open from 12 hours to 18 hours during the week and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and certain holidays (Sec. 24). -Eliminates the wager cap on poker and card room games (Sec. 12, 24).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (31-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Gambling Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to adopt a conference report that increases the amount of gambling permitted.

Highlights:
- Authorizes the governor to negotiate a compact on behalf of the state with the Seminole tribe to allow class III gaming on Seminole lands. The compact must then be approved by the legislature (Sec. 1). -Allocates all revenue from the compact to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund (Sec. 1). -Requires the tribe to make an annual donation to the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling of no less than $250,000 per facility (Sec. 1). -Prohibits anyone under 21 from entering onto the casino floor (Sec. 2). -Requires the tribe to share annual revenues with the state with a minimum monthly payment of $150,000,000 unless total earnings go below $1.37 billion, in which case a smaller amount will be required (Sec. 2). -Decreases tax rate for slot machines from 50% to 35% (Sec. 21). -Increases the number of hours per day a card room can be open from 12 hours to 18 hours during the week and 24 hours on Saturday, Sunday, and certain holidays (Sec. 24). -Eliminates the wager cap on poker and card room games (Sec. 12, 24).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (84-27) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-11) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Gambling Expansion

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • James E. 'Jim' King Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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