Bill To Let Cities Decide If Businesses Can Have Video Lottery Machines Killed In Committee

Bill To Let Cities Decide If Businesses Can Have Video Lottery Machines Killed In Committee

PIERRE — The South Dakota House Local Government Committee has killed a bill that would let communities decide if they want local establishments to house video lottery machines. Representative John Mills of Volga says the bill would bring the issue to local voters…

If a vote would ban video lottery in a town, the bill would allow current establishments to keep lottery machines until the current license expired. Mark Quasney with the Bureau of Finance and Management opposed the bill saying video lottery is already controlled at the local level…

Representative Mike Weisgram moved to kill the measure…

The bill was killed on an eleven to two vote, with Weisgram and Representative Will Mortenson voting in favor of sending H-B 1201 to the fictional 41st Legislative Day.