Rep. Dana Young re-files greyhound racing bill

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A bill that would do away with the requirement for dog tracks to run live races if they want to operate card rooms was filed again Monday, reports the News Service of Florida. The measure (HB 641) came close to passing last legislative session, passing both the House and Senate. But both chambers never agreed on identical language. Dog lovers and greyhound race tracks support the idea, while breeders and some greyhound dog owners opposed it.

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