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STATE TAX BILL THAT WOULD BENEFIT BUCS WINS "SWIFT APPROVAL"
Published March 29, 1995
A bill designed "to expand the use of a 1-cent local option tourist development tax" for either a renovation of Tampa Stadium or the construction of a new facility "won swift approval" yesterday from a state House subcommittee. The law, which was designed to help attract new teams to FL, allows local sports authorities "to keep a percentage of the sales tax they collect at sporting events" (Lucy Morgan, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 3/29). They can then use the money to help build new facilities or refurbish old ones. According to state Rep. Jim Davis, passage "is critical" if Tampa Bay football fans hope to keep Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer from moving (Phil Willon, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/29).