Florida House Passes Bill Stripping Disney Of Their Special Privileges
Yesterday, The Florida Senate passed legislation that would dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District. The legislation passed 23-17.
This district gave special privileges to Disney.
The Florida Senate passed on Wednesday legislation to end Disney’s special tax and governing jurisdiction.
The Senate passed S. 4-C, which is the legislation that would dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District, otherwise known as the special tax and governing jurisdiction for the Walt Disney World Resort.
Now, the Florida House has done the same – the bill will now head to Flordia Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk.
BREAKING: Florida House passes bill stripping Disney of self governing status.
The measure now heads to the desk of Gov. DeSantis where it is expected to be signed into law. https://t.co/GeFqxc2fIL
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) April 21, 2022
The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state.
The move could have huge tax implications for Disney, whose series of theme parks have transformed Orlando into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and serves to further sour the relationship between the Republican-led government and a major political player in the state.
The bill will now head to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis who has been involved in a war of words with the company after it publicly opposed a bill he signed which prohibits classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” with children in third grade or younger “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”