Via Mark Binker's blog Capital Beat:
The Senate has passed a bill that would ban video sweepstakes, games that are spreading throughout the state and that many consider akin to video poker. That bill was passed under a procedure that would only allow the House to vote the measure up or send it to a House-Senate conference committee.
“We’re moving toward a floor vote,” House Speaker Joe Hackney said. The bill will first be heard in the House Judiciary I Committee.
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