A State Wide Coalition Oposing Gambling in Pennsylvania

PA’s GAMBLING HISTORY

PA’s Gambling Timeline  (Source is interestingly UNLV)

 

How HB 2330 became Act 71 of 2004 (Note the dates & pages in bill)

HISTORY of Act 71, PA’s slots law.  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!!!!

 

History of PA’s slots legislation: