GAMBLING BILL AT TOP OF LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE!
HB 1877 - Co-Sponsored by traditionally pro-gambling lawmakers: James Foley (D), Chuck Graham (D), James O'Toole (D).
HB 1877 was voted "do pass" by the House Committee on Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions by a vote of 7 to 4. SPECIAL NOTE: The original section to remove the $500 loss limit was cut from the bill before being passed by the committee. The new substitute version of the bill (HCS HB 1877) is now in the number one position for debate on the House floor. This bill could be up for debate and adoption as soon as Monday afternoon! Your immediate response is needed now! It's no question that repeal of the $500 loss limit will be offered again during House debate. Insiders speculate that the bill will be allowed to advance until the last minute and the loss limit repeal will be put into the bill before folks can object. Under this scenario HB 1877 could be on Gov. Holden's desk before citizens can respond. (Holden has openly asked the Legislature to pass this.)
Missouri Family Network - Kerry Messer, President