11:46am

Wed April 14, 2010
WVAS Local

Ala House delays vote on electronic bingo bill

Montgomery, AL – - Debate on a bill to regulate, tax and
legalize electronic bingo games in Alabama has been delayed until
at least next Wednesday. That's the next-to-last day of the 2010
regular session.
The proposed constitutional amendment has passed the Senate and
there had been speculation it would come up for debate in the House
Wednesday. But the House sponsor, Democratic Rep. Marcel Black of
Tuscumbia, said supporters wanted to spend the weekend "explaining
the bill" to legislators and hope to put it on the House work
agenda for next Wednesday.
Black said he is optimistic that supporters will have the 63
votes needed to pass the bill, which has dominate the session.
Opponents say they don't believe supporters have the votes.