ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A proposal to require a public vote on a new NFL stadium in St. Louis dies in committee.

The bill to have a public vote on the stadium died in committee by a 5-3 vote, but not before sponsor Alderwoman Megan Green butted heads with Alderman Joe Vollmer.

“You’re aware that if this bill passes out the NFL will probably walk away?” Vollmer asked Green.

“It think it’s our job to represent taxpayers. It’s not our job to represent the billion-dollar industry that is the NFL,” Green answered. Her reply was met with applause.

The next step is a separate bill to fund the stadium, which is still in the Ways and Means Committee. Observers say it could pass out in a week or so.

The Stadium Task Force has released the statement below:

“We’re aware of the reports from the NFL meetings in Dallas and welcome the clarity on the timeline. In the days ahead, we look forward to hearing directly from league and team officials to continue our discussions and determine next steps as to our proposal in St. Louis.”

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