A gambling bill passed a Florida House Committee on Tuesday after members voted 11-7 in the affirmative. Sponsored by Rep. Mike La Rosa, the piece basically keeps the current gambling status quo in the state, very much unlike a separate legislation currently being considered in the Senate that calls for a massive gambling expansion.HB 7037 was introduced in mid-February and cleared the House Tourism and Gaming Control Subcommittee shortly after. Here it is important to note that Rep. La Rosa chairs said subcommittee. The legislative piece is next headed to the Commerce Committee. If it clears that hurdle, too, it will then appear before the full House floor.