MO Legislators may resurrect Bingo Bill

After Governor Nixon’s veto last July, there is a possibility that the State House may consider an override for HB 620/671 during the veto session beginning today.  Do not be lulled into thinking that this bill is simply about relaxing requirements for organizations that use bingo as a fund raising tool.  This bill is all about gambling expansion and could possibly open the door for proliferation of bingo-themed slot machines across the state. Your state representative and senator need to hear from you: Let the governor’s veto of HB 620/671 stand. Here is a link to the bill and the governor’s veto letter:

http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb620.htm

http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills091/rpt/HB620vl.pdf

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