PLEASE CALL, FAX AND/OR WRITE TODAY
The Governor, House Speaker, Senate Pro Tem
as well as your state senator and representative.
(Please do not e-mail, it may be overlooked.)
ASK FRIENDS, FAMILY, YOUR CHURCH AND ORGANIZATIONS TO CALL TOO.
FYI: There were two bills* introduced in the House this session to remove the Loss Limit but, will probably not be advanced since direct bills to remove the Loss Limit have failed for the past ten years. CasiNO Watch highly expects the removal of the Loss Limit to be attached by amendment on a popular, insignificant bill, such as HB592*. Tricky, but not uncommon in political agendas. Once this happens, removing the Loss Limit will be fast tracked, leaving little opportunity for phone calls.
SO PLEASE START YOUR CALLS TODAY.
Do not remove the $500 Loss Limit!
Do not pass a bill to remove the Loss Limit!
Do not attach an amendment to another bill
to remove the Loss Limit !
Governor Matt Blunt,
P.O. Box 809-A, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: 573-751-3222
Speaker of the House, Representative Rod Jetton,
State Capitol, 201 West Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-5912, fax: 573-751-9804
Senate President Pro Tem, Senator Mike Gibbons,
State Capitol Building, Room 326, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-2853, fax: 573-751-8727
Please be polite and courteous. There are many good Democrats and Republicans that do not want the Loss Limit removed. There are many others that need to be reminded that they were elected to promote the welfare of the family above the welfare of the casinos.
HB71-Gaming Loss Limit - Bland, Craig C. (D-43) This bill would get rid of the Loss Limit but does not seem to be going anywhere.
HB123-Gambling Loss Limits and Receipts Tax - Meiners, Kate (D-46) This bill would get rid of the Loss Limit and raise taxes slightly on casinos, but does not seem to be going anywhere.
HB592-Requires that jackpots over $1200 won by self excluded problem gamblers be deposited in the compulsive gambler's fund - Cooper, Shannon (R-120) This is the hottest bill going through the legislature for gambling expansion this year. It passed the House by a huge margin. Now it goes to the Senate for consideration. HB592 requires that jackpots over $1200 won by self excluded problem gamblers be deposited in the compulsive gambler's fund. Currently these funds are returned to the casino! It is a rather insignificant bill because it deals with a relatively small amount of money. Almost everyone supported this bill, even the casinos. Imagine the casinos wanting to give away some money! Could there be a hidden agenda in this bill? Now it goes to the Senate for approval WHERE WE HIGHLY EXPECT THE REMOVAL OF THE LOSS LIMIT TO BE ATTACHED BY AMENDMENT. The procedure here is to use this popular bill as a vehicle to achieve the removal of the Loss Limit. Tricky, but not uncommon in political agendas.