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May 20, 2019

The study is planned for 2020

Virginia panel calls for delay on casino votes until study is done

Virginia panel calls for delay on casino votes until study is done
The proposal modifies a bill which originally included a study but would have allowed cities to hold referendums as soon as November.
United States | 01/31/2019

The bill orders the state’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct a comprehensive gambling study with a Nov. 1 deadline.

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Virginia state Senate committee has changed a major casino bill to require a study and another vote in 2020 before any casino licenses would be granted.

News outlets report the Senate Finance Committee agreed Wednesday with a plan by Republican Majority Leader Tommy Norment of James City to stop any local referendums on casinos until a comprehensive study is done. The committee voted 12-4 to advance the plan, diminishing hopes of casino supporters as the legislative session approaches the halfway point.

The bill orders the state’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct a comprehensive gambling study with a Nov. 1 deadline.

Norment’s proposal modifies a bill which originally included a study but would have allowed cities to hold referendums as soon as November.

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