Associated Press Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A special House panel has cleared a bill that would ban Florida gambling establishments commonly known as Internet cafes.
The House Select committee on gaming Friday voted 15-1 on a bill (HB 155) that was rewritten last night. Rep. Jim Waldman was the only vote against. The Coconut Creek Democrat said the committee hadn't had enough time to study the measure.
The bill still needs to clear the Rules committee before heading to the floor.
The action comes just days after revelation of an investigation into the Allied Veterans of the World charity at the center of an illegal gambling investigation.
The probe has resulted in nearly 50 arrests and the resignation of Florida's lieutenant governor. Jennifer Carroll had provided public-relations representation to the company before her election.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.