The Miami Dolphins are hoping to receive around $199 million in public funding for renovations to Sun Life Stadium. The plan, if passed, would commit Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to contribute at least $201 million to combine with the public funding. The proposed plan received another win on its road to approval yesterday.

The Florida State Senate's Commerce and Tourism Committee was the first step in Senator Oscar Braynon's (D-Miami Gardens) sponsored bill SB-306. The committee passed the bill on to the Senate's Appropriates Subcommittee on Finance and Tax for a hearing. There is no set date for that hearing.

The State House of Representatives has a parallel bill, HR-165, sponsored by Representative Eduardo Gonzelz (R-Hialeah).

"This bill covers one team," said Senate Commerce and Tourism Chair Nancy Detert, R-Venice, about SB-306. "We all but put your picture in the Florida statutes. I've never done a bill that just benefits one person statutorily, and I have a real concern with that."