How To Speak Up, Submit Written Comments at the Florida Senate Gaming Committee Public Hearings

For over 30 years, Floridans have fought the battle against Las Vegas-style casinos, and we have won each time. With your help, we will persuade the Florida Legislature to reject it once again.

An important part of the No Casinos effort has been enlisting the support of those that are also concerned about this issue and oppose an expansion of gambling in our state. Below you will find information on how you can do your part by speaking up or writing in to let your Legislators know that citizens of our State say no to more casinos.

The deadline for online requests to speak are three days prior to each workshop. You may also sign up to speak day of on-site.

THE FLORIDA SENATE
COMMITTEE ON GAMING
Tallahassee, Florida  32399-1100
(850) 487-5811
Senator Garrett Richter, Chair
Senator Maria Sachs, Vice Chair
Professional Staff: John Guthrie, Staff Director
Gaming Workshops Webpage: http://www.flsenate.gov/topics/gaming

From the Senate’s “Gaming” web page (http://www.flsenate.gov/topics/gaming), you can:
• Download a copy of the “Florida Gambling Impact Study.”
• Submit comments in writing.
• Access maps and directions for attending a public workshop.
• Register to speak at a public workshop (deadline for online requests is three days prior to workshop; those who miss the deadline and wish to speak may attend the workshop and fill out appearance cards onsite).

Four workshops are scheduled at locations across the state:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4:00 – 7:00 PM (Eastern) 
Broward College, North Campus, OMNI Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
To be listed on the agenda, make request to speak on or before October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 PM (Eastern)
 
George Jenkins High School, Auditorium
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813
To be listed on the agenda, make request to speak on or before October 23, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 1:30 – 4:30 PM (Central) 
WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32504
To be listed on the agenda, make request to speak on or before November 7, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern) 
Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus, Advanced Technology Center
401 W. State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
To be listed on the agenda, make request to speak on or before November 8, 2013

In addition, the Senate Gaming Committee will meet in Tallahassee on November 4 and December 9 to hear more public and industry reactions to the “Florida Gambling Impact Study.”

Citizens are encouraged to attend the public workshops, share your perspectives, view meeting records (http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/GM), and track these important issues during the 2014 Session.