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House follows Senate, announces Select Committee on Gaming

State Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, has been selected chairman of the House Select Committee on Gaming. Photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.

The House has decided to double down on the Senate’s plan to take a year to review Florida’s quixotic gambling laws before developing a comprehensive bill ahead of the 2014 legislative session.

House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, announced Monday the formation of a House Select Committee on Gaming, similar to a panel in the Senate created this year by Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville.

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