A State Wide Coalition Oposing Gambling in Pennsylvania

How HB 2330 became Act 71 of 2004

HISTORY of Act 71, PA’s slots law (Thanks to Tim Potts for this) Each bill is to be read three times in each chamber before a vote.

HOUSE:

  • HB 2330 (2 page 33 line bill) Requiring State Police background checks for racetrack employees. Introduced February 3, 2004
  • Passed with no amendments March 22, 2004 with 138-56 vote

47 DAYS IN HOUSE with NO AMENDMENTS

SENATE:

  • Referred to Law & Justice, March 22, 2004
  • Reported as committed, March 23, 2004
  • Re-referred to Law & Justice, May 10, 2004
  • Re-reported as committed, May 18, 2004
  • Re-referred to law & Justice, June 28, 28, 2004
  • Re-reported as committed, June 29, 2004

100 DAYS IN SENATE WITHOUT CASINO/ SLOTS AMENDMENT

  • Amended on the floor to allow 61,000 slot machines at 14 casinos on July 1, 2004. This bill now had all the original language removed and is now 146 pages
  • Passed the Senate on July 1, 2004 with 30-20 vote

HOUSE

  • referred to Rules on July 2, 2004
  • Reported as committed on July 3, 2004
  • House concurrence on July 3, 2004 with 113-88 vote

LAPSED TIME WITH CASINO/ SLOTS AMENDMENT … TWO DAYS!!!!

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