Tag: Ken Bell

Peter SchorschFebruary 2, 2018
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4min76
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and it should be the last great reminder that Florida needs to clean up the fantasy sports scene. Yes, there’s been much ado about the Seminole Tribe’s contention that passing fantasy sports legislation would violate their exclusivity deal with the state. We direct your attention to a legal opinion by former Florida Supreme […]

Jim RosicaDecember 7, 2017
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A proposal to exempt fantasy sports from state gambling regulation cleared a Senate committee Thursday—but with one notable opponent. “I don’t think the issues raised are clear,” said Sen. Dorothy Hukill, a Port Orange Republican and vice-chair of the Regulated Industries Committee, which handles gambling policy. Aside from Hukill’s ‘no’ vote, that committee otherwise moved […]

Jim RosicaDecember 6, 2017
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State Sen. Dana Young is defending her fantasy sports bill for 2018, saying the Seminole Tribe’s criticism of her measure and related legislation is “off point.” On Wednesday, the Tampa Republican referred to a February legal opinion by former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ken Bell for DraftKings, a leading fantasy sports website. The day before, the […]

Jim RosicaNovember 28, 2017
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Business interests brought out a panoply of former state officials, judges and others Tuesday to heap criticism on a proposed state constitutional amendment to expand the right to bring environmental-related lawsuits. But one environmental advocate countered there was no potential for a “parade of horribles” to come out of the amendment. The Florida Chamber of […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 30, 2016
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The forces against this year’s medical marijuana initiative lined up a one-two punch Friday against the proposed state constitutional amendment. Former state Supreme Court Justice Ken Bell provided the legal jab, saying marijuana doesn’t belong in the state’s chief governing document. He addressed reporters at a press conference in Tallahassee. “You create a fundamental right that […]

Jim RosicaMay 17, 2016
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A company that manages dental benefits for the state children’s health insurance program is fighting the release of records it says contain “trade secrets.” Managed Care of North America (MCNA) sued the Florida Healthy Kids Corp. after it caught wind of a Tallahassee lawyer’s public records request. The company wants a Leon County circuit judge to declare […]


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