Florida Senate - 2016 (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7074
FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Regulated Industries
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Gaming Compact between the
3 Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida;
4 amending s. 285.710, F.S.; superseding the Gaming
5 Compact; ratifying and approving a specified compact
6 executed by the Governor and the Tribe; directing the
7 Governor to cooperate with the Tribe in seeking
8 approval of the compact from the United States
9 Secretary of the Interior; expanding the games
10 authorized to be conducted and the counties in which
11 such games may be offered; amending s. 285.712, F.S.;
12 correcting a citation; providing an effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsections
17 (3) and (13) of section 285.710, Florida Statutes, are amended
18 to read:
19 285.710 Compact authorization.—
20 (1) As used in this section, the term:
21 (a) “Compact” means the Gaming Compact between the Seminole
22 Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida
, executed on April 7,
24 (3)(a) A The Gaming Compact between the Seminole Tribe of
25 Florida and the State of Florida, executed by the Governor and
26 the Tribe on April 7, 2010, was is ratified and approved by
27 chapter 2010-29, Laws of Florida. The Governor shall cooperate
28 with the Tribe in seeking approval of the compact from the
29 United States Secretary of the Interior.
30 (b) The Gaming Compact between the Seminole Tribe of
31 Florida and the State of Florida, which was executed by the
32 Governor and the Tribe on December 7, 2015, is ratified and
33 approved and supersedes the Gaming Compact ratified and approved
34 under paragraph (a). The Governor shall cooperate with the Tribe
35 in seeking approval of the compact ratified and approved by this
36 paragraph from the United States Secretary of the Interior.
37 (13) For the purpose of satisfying the requirement in 25
38 U.S.C. s. 2710(d)(1)(B) that the gaming activities authorized
39 under an Indian gaming compact must be permitted in the state
40 for any purpose by any person, organization, or entity, the
41 following class III games or other games specified in this
42 section are hereby authorized to be conducted by the Tribe
43 pursuant to the compact:
44 (a) Slot machines, as defined in s. 551.102(8).
45 (b) Banking or banked card games, including baccarat,
46 chemin de fer, and blackjack or 21 at the tribal facilities in
47 Broward County, Collier County, and Hillsborough County.
48 (c) Dice games, such as craps and sic-bo.
49 (d) Wheel games, such as roulette and big six.
50 (e) (c) Raffles and drawings.
51 Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 285.712, Florida
52 Statutes, is amended to read:
53 285.712 Tribal-state gaming compacts.—
54 (4) Upon receipt of an act ratifying a tribal-state
55 compact, the Secretary of State shall forward a copy of the
56 executed compact and the ratifying act to the United States
57 Secretary of the Interior for his or her review and approval, in
58 accordance with 25 U.S.C. s. 2710(d)(8) s. 2710(8)(d).
59 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.