DBPR Issues Statement After Receiving Attorney General Opinion on Slot Machine Referenda
January 12, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Secretary Ken Lawson of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation today released the following statement after receiving a legal opinion from the Attorney General on slot machine referenda:
“We are still in the process of reviewing the opinion received today from the Attorney General, but it appears that a county referendum to authorize slot machines that is held without specific legislative or constitutional authority will not serve as qualification for a facility to become eligible to apply for a slot machine license. We intend to follow the guidance outlined in the opinion.”
A copy of the Attorney General Opinion is available online at: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JMEE-8QFQJC/$file/1201.pdf.