Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, filed his bill (SB 236) on the first work day of the new year, to abolish the $13 million Sports Development Program. Lee is a former Senate president and ex-chairman of the Appropriations Committee, a certified leadership insider. SB236 was not heard on March 13 in the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee as scheduled according to his aide. I have not yet learned why it was pulled.
I wrote about this on March 12
Below is a snapshot of what taxpayers have given to corporate ball clubs since 1994--
SB 236: Sports Development
GENERAL BILL by Lee
Sports Development; Repealing provisions relating to state funding for sports facility development by a unit of local government, or by a certified beneficiary or other applicant, on property owned by the local government, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/18/2017 Senate - Unfavorable by Commerce and Tourism, laid on Table; YEAS 3 NAYS 3 -SJ 435
Location: Laid on Table