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Senate gambling bill will be delayed, chair says


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A proposed gambling overhaul bill, expected to be ready Monday, will be delayed till Feb. 24, the Senate Gaming committee’s chair said in a memo released Friday.

Garrett Richter, R-Naples, told committee members their last discussion on Feb. 3 "was helpful and productive, but there simply was not enough time to cover the issues presented."

The new schedule has members meeting again on Monday for further discussion, not meeting on Feb. 17 and taking up the proposed bill during the week of March 3.

The legislative session begins that Tuesday.

"As discussed when we last met, the (bill) likely will be deliberated, discussed, potentially amended, and temporarily passed several times before the Gaming committee considers a motion to introduce it as a committee bill," Richter wrote.

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