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2011 House Bill 5009: Exempt senior center poker from (private) gambling ban
  1. Introduced by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on September 27, 2011, to exempt low stakes card games (25-cent maximum “ante” and $5 maximum "pot" and initial entry buy-in) in senior centers from state prohibitions on (private) gambling. Under current law the exemption applies only to senior citizen housing facilities.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 27, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on February 29, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on March 28, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would extend the bill's scope to senior citizens playing cards anywhere, not just in a government senior center. The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on March 28, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that limits the bill's scope to just government senior centers, not private ones. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on March 28, 2012, to remove a provision that would have limited the bill's scope by requiring there be at least 15 senior citizens who want to play cards in a senior center. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 28, 2012.
  2. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on March 29, 2012, to exempt low stakes card games (25-cent maximum “ante” and $5 maximum "pot" and initial entry buy-in) in government (but not private) senior centers from state prohibitions on (private) gambling. Under current law the exemption applies only to senior citizen housing facilities.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 17, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on April 17, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 22, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 6, 2012, to exempt low stakes card games (25-cent maximum “ante” and $5 maximum "pot" and initial entry buy-in) in government (but not private) senior centers from state prohibitions on (private) gambling. Under current law the exemption applies only to senior citizen housing facilities.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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2011 House Bill 5009 (Exempt senior center poker from (private) gambling ban)  by admin on May 24, 2012 
Introduced in the House on September 27, 2011, to exempt low stakes card games (25-cent maximum “ante” and $5 maximum "pot" and initial entry buy-in) in government (but not private) senior centers from state prohibitions on (private) gambling. Under current law the exemption applies only to senior citizen housing facilities

The vote was 106 in favor, 4 opposed and 0 not voting

(House Roll Call 152 at House Journal 0)

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