Florida Senate - 2011 SB 1870 By Senator Smith 29-00300A-11 20111870__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to live racing of animals; providing 3 that a referendum or ordinance that requires certain 4 businesses to conduct live racing as a prerequisite 5 for conducting any other commercial enterprise is 6 enforceable; providing a definition; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Any existing mandate that was approved by the 12 voters of any entity as defined in s. 165.031, Florida Statutes, 13 to conduct live racing of domestic animals as a prerequisite for 14 any other commercial enterprise of such business may be 15 enforced. Any existing mandate that was approved by referendum 16 of the voters shall be deemed to be public policy. For the 17 purpose of this section, the term “domestic animal” shall mean 18 any dog, cat, rabbit, or other domesticated animal weighing less 19 than 150 pounds and commonly used as a pet. Any change to any 20 provisions of an entity operating under chapter 550, Florida 21 Statutes, which was approved by a super majority vote of the 22 governing body shall void all permits issued under chapter 550, 23 Florida Statutes, which were approved by referendum of the 24 voters, as defined in s. 165.031, Florida Statutes. 25 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.