(WATCH) Florida Democrats Throw Temper Tantrum After GOP Removes Disney’s Self-Governing Status (VIDEO)
As the Republican-led Florida House passed a bill dissolving Disney’s special tax and self-governing status, House Democrats threw an obnoxious tantrum.
The bill was passed by the House by a vote of 68 to 38, following the approval of related legislation by the State Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans, after a vote of 23 to 16 on Wednesday.
The measure will become law if signed by Governor Ron DeSantis and will go into effect on June 1, 2023, however, Disney has the option to file a lawsuit to try and prevent it from becoming law.
Democrats sat in the front row of the Florida House and could be heard yelling as House Speaker Chris Sprowls sought to continue with the proceedings despite their opposition.
DeSantis has already expressed support for the legislation and chastised the huge corporation for intervening in political affairs.
As reported by the Mail Online, during a fundraising pitch, he stated that “Disney and other woke corporations won’t get away with peddling their unchecked pressure campaigns any longer.”
“If we want to keep the Democrat machine and their corporate lapdogs accountable, we have to stand together now.”
As a result of the legislation, Disney will no longer be able to govern property, enforce construction rules, or treat wastewater as it has done for the last 55 years as part of a 55-year-old agreement.
Watch the video here.
The video’s transcript reads:
(Dem Protestors Screech) Representative, you are recognized to explain your bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker it seems as Mickey and Minnie have joined us in the chamber today that said this is the bill that we discussed yesterday. Members we will either go in a structured debate or we will call the previous question.
Representative Renner, you’re recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, I made the previous question on the bill. Representative Renner removes a previous question on the bill. This motion is not debatable and requires a majority vote all in favor. Say aye. AYE! All opposed no.
Show that motion passes. We will now proceed to call the previous question. The clerk will unlock the machine and members will proceed to vote on Senate bill 4C. Have all members voted? Have all members voted?
The machine will announce the vote 70 Yays 38 Nays. Shows the bill passes. Read the next bill. By Senator Bradley Senate Bill 6C bills being titled relating to social media platforms. Representative Andrade you are recognized to explain your bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is the bill repealing the carve out that every Democrat voted to oppose last year.
Members, we will either proceed to debate or we will entertain a motion to call the previous question. Representative Renner, you are recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, I move the previous question on the bill. Representative Renner moves a previous question on the bill.
This motion is not debatable. (applause) Members we are now going to proceed to the next two bills. These two bills these two bills have got a lot of questions and a lot of attention over the last couple of days.
Every member in this chamber should have the opportunity to debate them, to talk about them, and to speak their piece. We are going to move on to those two bills. If we can have a civil debate that respects the rules of this House that all of us have voted and agreed to.
And we will do that. If, however, our colleagues continue to try to shut down our process. I will entertain a motion to call the previous question and we will vote on these two bills. It is my hope that we will be able to proceed civilly and with decorum and with respect for one another.
Read the next bill. By Senator Bradley. Senate Bill 4C a bill to be entitled An Act Relating to independent special districts. Would also like to make another announcement before we get into the subject of today’s program. I think as many of you know, the Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider the congressional reapportionment plan for Florida for the next ten years. And that is what they’ve been called upon to do.
But I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering this week. And so, yes, they will be considering the congressional map, but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968. And that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
And I want to thank Speaker Sprowls and Senator Simpson for not only working, obviously, for the reapportionment but for stepping up and making sure that we make the sunset or the termination of those special districts happen, which I think is very important.
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