BREAKING NEWS: Florida WILL strip Disney of privileged tax and self-governing status as lawmakers vote to send bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing

Florida lawmakers have voted to strip Disney of its special status as a self-governing area as the war between Governor Ron DeSantis and the company rumbles on.

The Republican led House gave final passage to a bill that would end the Reedy Creek Improvement District, meaning the firm will no longer be able operate as a self-contained government.  

‘It seems as [though] Mickey and Minnie have joined us in the chamber today,’ State Rep. Randy Fine, who filed the bill, said Thursday ahead of the vote as the sound of yelling filled the chamber.

The House passed the measure with a 68-38 vote after the Senate backed the bill by 23-16 the day before. The legislation will now go to DeSantis’ desk for signing and could potentially come into effect on June 1, 2023.

The governor has previously issued support for the measure, saying during a fundraising pitch Wednesday: ‘Disney and other woke corporations won’t get away with peddling their unchecked pressure campaigns any longer. 

‘If we want to keep the Democrat machine and their corporate lapdogs accountable, we have to stand together now.’

The House on Thursday also approved a Senate-passed bill that removes Disney’s big tech censorship exemption.

Florida lawmakers have voted to strip Disney of its special status as a self-governing area

The House passed the measure with a 68-38 vote Thursday. The legislation will now go to DeSantis' desk for signing and could potentially come into effect on June 1, 2023

The House passed the measure with a 68-38 vote Thursday. The legislation will now go to DeSantis’ desk for signing and could potentially come into effect on June 1, 2023

The newly-passed bill rips up the 55-year-old deal that allowed Disney to regulate land, enforce building codes and treat wastewater – and could cost the company millions in lost local taxes.

But, it could also see two counties saddled with $1billion of debt currently owed by Walt Disney World.

Disney did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the changes and it remains unclear if the company will launch an appeal.

Orange and Osceola counties may end up shouldering the huge sum amid the toxic fallout between DeSantis and the firm over the Parental Rights in Education bill.

The legislation comes amid claims Disney could turn to former CEO Bob Iger to steady the ship, which has become increasingly turbulent under Bob Chapek.

Thursday’s update is the latest escalation in the ongoing war between DeSantis and Disney – which started when its bosses opposed the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and enraged the governor for weighing into politics.

The firm has come out strongly against the document, which forbids discussing homosexuality or transgender issues for children from kindergarten to third grade.

The newly-passed bill rips up the 55-year-old deal that allowed Disney to regulate land, enforce building codes and treat wastewater - and could cost the company millions in lost local taxes

The newly-passed bill rips up the 55-year-old deal that allowed Disney to regulate land, enforce building codes and treat wastewater – and could cost the company millions in lost local taxes

'It seems as [though] Mickey and Minnie have joined us in the chamber today,' State Rep. Randy Fine, who filed the bill, said Thursday ahead of the vote

‘It seems as [though] Mickey and Minnie have joined us in the chamber today,’ State Rep. Randy Fine, who filed the bill, said Thursday ahead of the vote

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