This past Tuesday, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released an announcement that stated that the legislators of Florida have started considering the outright termination of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District.
"Governor DeSantis’ position is that all businesses in Florida should be able to compete on a fair playing field, without company-specific carve-outs or special favors from government," stated Press Secretary Christina Pushaw about the recent comments from the governor.
This choice will seek to remind Disney that the media titan is just a "guest" sitting in Florida, commented Florida State Representative Randy Fine.
On Tuesday, Fine stated that the expansion of the special session by DeSantis allows him to put in place HB3C, which eliminates "a 50 yr-old special statute that makes Disney to exempt from laws faced by regular Floridians," thusly allowing Disney the ability to set its own zoning privileges.
BREAKING: Disney is a guest in Florida. Today, we remind them. @GovDeSantis just expanded the Special Session so I could file HB3C which eliminates Reedy Creek Improvement District, a 50 yr-old special statute that makes Disney to exempt from laws faced by regular Floridians.
— Rep. Randy Fine (@VoteRandyFine) April 19, 2022
"The Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider the congressional reapportionment plan for Florida for the next 10 years, and that is what they have been called upon to do," claimed DeSantis as part of a Tuesday press conference, "but I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering this week."
"And so yes, they will be considering the congressional map, but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968, and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District," he claimed.
This all takes place just as a row between Disney and DeSantis has come to life over Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" law which outright bans the instruction of gender identity and sexual orientation for young kids.
After being extremely misrepresented as the "Don't Say Gay" bill by its critics, the most vocal critics have stated their issues with HB 1557-s statement that "classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards."
Students enrolled in kindergarten are normally around age 5, while most third graders are 8-9 years old.
At no point throughout the entire legislation is the word "gay" used or mentioned, but the word "parent" makes an appearance over 32 times and the word "parental" is used an additional 8 times. This law is salted to focus extremely heavily on parental awareness and notification of what their kids will be taught opt even exposed to while in public schools.
Disney has oddly chosen to stand with groups of extreme progressive activists in their repeated condemnation of this new legislation.
"We remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that," stated one spokesperson for Disney.