JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Internet cafe ban has some local business owners bracing for major change, it could come as early as today and would close their doors for good.
Now that the bill passed in both the house and the senate all it needs is Governor Rick Scott's signature.
The governor addressed the issue Sunday in St. Petersburg saying he supports the bill. "When you have a multi-state criminal conspiracy like Allied Veterans, they did the right thing. And I'll be signing that by next Friday," says Governor Scott.
Once the bill is signed, dozens of centers around Jacksonville will have to close, leaving many people without a job.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, who's avoided talking about the issue in the past, again dodged a question about the impact this new law will have on the city. "Cearly the state thought it was important to look at it review everything and decided to pass legislation to make it illegal," says Mayor Brown.
The governor has until April 12th to sign the bill.