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On Florida Legislation

Florida's legislative session began last week and some rather odd tax exemptions are now under review including:

  •     nets used by commercial fisheries;
  •     generators used on poultry farms;
  •     fuel used to heat the huge warehouses in which chickens raised for meat (broilers) are confined;
  •     bait used by commercial fishermen in the entrapment of lobsters, crabs and other crustacea;
  •     feeds for poultry, ostriches, and livestock, including racehorses and dairy cows;
  •     the sale of racing dogs by his or her owner/breeder.
And speaking of racing dogs, several bills were filed that will help them, if passed. 

In other words, what currently ties greyhound racing to gambling activities unrelated to the dogs, is a certain number of live races. Without a minimum live racing requirement, fewer dogs will be forced to race, and the real profit-making activity can increase.

The sponsors of this legislation, are Senator Don Gaetz and Representative Mike Horner. Drop them a note or call them to thank them and mention either SB 2594 or HB 1437. 

Senator Don Gaetz:
web site

The Capitol
Room 320
Senate Office Building
404 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

House Sponsor, Representative Mike Horner:
web site

The Capitol, Room 323
House Office Building
402 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300


Thanks, and have a greyt day!

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