Roger Bedford rewrites electronic bingo bill

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - The state senator behind the most talked about electronic bingo bill says he has rewritten his proposal and he is going to make a second push to pass it.
The proposed constitutional amendment by Democrat Roger Bedford of Russellville would set minimum tax levels for electronic bingo and set up a state regulatory commission. He simplified his new bill and left out the detail that named 10 sites for electronic bingo in the state.

The bill calls for a vote in November.

If the legislature and Alabama voters were to approve the proposal, then the legislature would meet in a special session in January to work out the details.

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