Florida Governor Signs Bill To Revoke Disney's Special District Status


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According to CNBC, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill revoking the Walt Disney Company’s special district status in the state.

The bill, which would see the Reedy Creek Improvement District dissolved, passed the state Senate on Wednesday with a vote of 23-16 and through the state’s House of Representatives on Thursday by a vote of 70-38. Disney has up to this point declined to comment on the legislation, but the dispute is likely to end up in court. For more than five decades, Disney has been able to make additions to its resort area, including new theme parks, hotels and other tourism experiences, without interference from local counties. That’s set to change in June 2023 now that DeSantis has signed the bill into law.

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