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 Bill Status of HB5110  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Paul D. Froehlich

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Gambling Expansion Referendum Act. Requires a statewide advisory referendum at the 2008 general election. Sets forth the following question: "Should the General Assembly pass a massive expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois, an expansion that may include creating a new major casino in Chicago and one or more new riverboat casinos, allowing 24-hour gambling at racetracks and online gambling, thereby putting Illinois third in the nation, after Nevada and New Jersey, in the overall size of legalized gambling?". Repeals the Act January 1, 2009. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House Bill 5110 with the text of the question changed to the following: "Shall Governor Rod R. Blagojevich and the General Assembly enact legislation to expand legalized gambling in Illinois by authorizing more than 5,000 new gambling positions in addition to the 10,800 gambling positions already in use?" Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Gaming Committee
  3/5/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Gaming Committee
  3/5/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Gaming Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/5/2008HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Gaming Committee; 004-016-003
  3/5/2008HouseRemains in Gaming Committee
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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