Senator Paul Schimpf: Allow a full House vote
SPRINGFIELD – Today the Illinois House Executive Committee failed to pass a measure that called for an expansion to the state’s gaming laws. Senate Bill 7 also known as the Illinois Gambling Act would have added additional owners’ licenses and called for changes to the provisions concerning the admission tax and privilege tax.
“I’m disappointed the Illinois House has failed again to move forward on a gaming bill that would have spurred economic growth in Southern Illinois. I supported this legislation in the Illinois Senate for two reasons. First, it would have allowed Walker’s Bluff to bring a casino license to their winery. Second, it would have authorized Fairmount Park to offer electronic gaming at its racetrack. I urge Speaker Madigan to stop playing procedural games and allow this proposal to receive a vote in a committee without substitutes or other shenanigans.”
About Senate District 58
The 58th Senate District includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens. Discover more at senatorschimpf.com and find him on Facebook.