A bill that could have made bringing high-speed rail to Tampa more difficult died in the Florida Legislature Tuesday.

House Bill 269 would have increased state and local regulatory authority over high-speed rail, but was temporarily postponed in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Tuesday was the subcommittee’s final meeting, which means the bill will not be heard again.

Under current law, high-speed rail is regulated by the federal government. The High-Speed Passenger Rail…