TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Two former jai alai fronton operators received from good news. The Supreme Court upheld a law that will allow them to convert their pari-mutuel licenses to dog racing.READ MORE: 3 Million Pounds Of Dead Fish Cleaned Up Off Pinellas County In Red Tide Fish Kill
The ruling Wednesday reverses an appeals court decision that called the law unconstitutional. The appeals court said the legislation was a special law, rather than a general law because it only affected Volusia and Palm Beach counties.
The Florida Constitution requires the Legislature to give advance notice before passing a special law or require voter approval in the affected areas.
But the Supreme Court said the 2010 law is valid.READ MORE: ‘This Is Our Fight’: From Miami To Hialeah, Crowds Gather To Support Cuba
The case affects West Volusia Racing Inc., formerly known as Volusia Jai Alai Inc., and License Acquisitions LLC, doing business as Palm Beach Greyhound Racing. Neither has conducted jai alai games for more than a decade.
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