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SB 836: New or Retained Professional Sports Franchises

GENERAL BILL by Fasano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bennett ; Ring ; Storms

New or Retained Professional Sports Franchises; Prohibiting a new or retained professional sport franchise that uses a facility that receives certain distributions of public funds or the franchise’s league from preventing television or radio broadcasts of games in the facility due to insufficient ticket sales; providing that the sports franchise is subject to a fine by the county in which the facility is located if broadcasts of a game are prohibited; requiring that the proceeds of the fine be used to purchase tickets to games of the sports franchise at the publicly financed facility for specified individuals and their families, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  4. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/4/2011 Senate • Filed
12/6/2011 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Community Affairs; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Rules -SJ 70
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 70
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Commerce and Tourism