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HB 361 - Authorizes Sports Betting - Alabama Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (82-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Sports Betting

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes sports betting.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines a “fantasy contest” as a simulated game of skill in which both of the following are true (Sec. 2):

    • Winning outcomes are determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of performance of individual athletes in actual sporting events; and

    • Winning outcomes are not based on the score, point spread, or any performance of any single actual sports team or combination of teams or sole on any performance of an individual athlete in any single sporting event.

  • Defines a “fantasy contest operator” as a person or entity that offers fantasy contests with an entry fee for a cash prize to the general public (Sec. 2).

  • Requires fantasy contest operators to annually pay a tax equal to 10 and one-half percent of the fantasy contest operator’s gross fantasy contest revenues from the immediately preceding 12-month period (Sec. 3).

  • Requires fantasy contest operators to register with the Office of the Attorney General and pay a registration fee to the Office of the Attorney General before offering any fantasy contest with an entry fee in the State (Sec. 9).

  • Prohibits the Office of the Attorney General from adopting any rules limiting or regulating the rules or administration of an individual fantasy contest, the statistical makeup of a fantasy contest, or digital platform of a fantasy contest operator (Sec. 9).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-8) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Sports Betting

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes sports betting.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines a “fantasy contest” as a simulated game of skill in which both of the following are true (Sec. 2):

    • Winning outcomes are determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of performance of individual athletes in actual sporting events; and

    • Winning outcomes are not based on the score, point spread, or any performance of any single actual sports team or combination of teams or sole on any performance of an individual athlete in any single sporting event.

  • Defines a “fantasy contest operator” as a person or entity that offers fantasy contests with an entry fee for a cash prize to the general public (Sec. 2).

  • Requires fantasy contest operators to annually pay a tax equal to 10 and one-half percent of the fantasy contest operator’s gross fantasy contest revenues from the immediately preceding 12-month period (Sec. 3).

  • Requires fantasy contest operators to register with the Office of the Attorney General and pay a registration fee to the Office of the Attorney General before offering any fantasy contest with an entry fee in the State (Sec. 9).

  • Prohibits the Office of the Attorney General from adopting any rules limiting or regulating the rules or administration of an individual fantasy contest, the statistical makeup of a fantasy contest, or digital platform of a fantasy contest operator (Sec. 9).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-22) -

Title: Authorizes Sports Betting

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Sports Betting

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