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NPT Capitol: Final push for gambling bill in the Texas House

State Rep. Norma Chavez told NPT Saturday that a constitutional amendment proposal was voted out of the licensing committee today.

The bill, HJR 137 was authored by Licensing Chair Ed Kuempel, R-Seguin. Drafts have been circulating all week and the final revision takes language from other gambling bills, most importantly for El Paso, including Chavez’s language authorizing the Tigua Indians to re-open Speaking Rock Casino.

The bill needs 100 votes to clear the House before undoubtedly hitting stormy weather in the Senate.

Last vote count NPT heard in the House: 87

Read the rest the whole text of the HJR after the jump.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

May 2, 2009 at 9:44 pm

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