WATCH: Florida Democrats Express Outrage After House Passes Bill to Strip Disney From Self-Governing Status

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Democrats attempted to protest the bill as it was passed

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Democrats voiced their displeasure after Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to dissolve Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state. The commotion carried over when State Representative Randy Fine introduced his bill. “Thank you Mr. Speaker, it seems Mickey (Mouse) and them joined us in the chamber today,” said Rep. Fine, in response to Florida Democrats heckling during the proceedings.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – (FOX NEWS) – The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state.

The move could have huge tax implications for Disney, whose series of theme parks have transformed Orlando into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and serves to further sour the relationship between the Republican-led government and a major political player in the state.

Democratic lawmakers could be heard shouting in the background as they attempted to protest the bill as it was passed.

The bill will now head to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis who has been involved in a war of words with the company after it publicly opposed a bill he signed which prohibits classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” with children in third grade or younger “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

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