Key Votes

2013 All Gambling and Gaming Key Votes

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6/27 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11) 5/22 OH HB 7 Prohibits Internet Cafes Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6) 5/02 CA AB 277 Authorizes Gaming on Traditional Tribal Territory Bill Passed - House (41 - 12) 5/01 IL SB 1739 Expands State Casino Development Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 20) 4/30 IA HF 638 Appropriates Funds for Infrastructure Projects Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 4/29 OR HB 2613 Authorizes Electronic Gambling Machines for Horse Races Bill Passed - House (39 - 16) 4/02 KS HB 2055 Reduces Casino Building Fee Bill Failed - Senate (15 - 24) 3/18 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 3/13 OH HB 7 Limits Prize Payouts in Sweepstakes Bill Passed - House (66 - 29) 2/27 KY HB 416 Establishes the Kentucky Retirement Systems Sustainability Trust Fund Bill Passed - House (52 - 47) 2/26 WY HB 77 Establishes Wyoming Lottery Corporation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 13) 2/26 WY HB 77 Establishes Wyoming Lottery Corporation Conference Report Adopted - House (33 - 25) 2/25 IN SB 528 Restructures Tax Rates For Casinos Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 18) 2/21 SD SB 52 Authorizes Gamblers to Bet $0.01 on Lottery Games Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 2/18 AR HB 1295 Establishes Tiered System for Lottery Scholarships Bill Passed - House (69 - 21) 2/04 WY HB 77 Establishes Wyoming Lottery Corporation Bill Passed - House (31 - 28) 1/28 NJ A 3614 Requires Legislative Approval for State Lottery Changes Bill Passed - House (45 - 29)

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