Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/05/2004 08:05 AM STA

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HB 366-RAT RACING CHARITABLE GAMING                                                                                           
Number 2532                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH  announced that  the next  order of  business was                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 366,  "An Act relating  to rat  racing charitable                                                               
gaming; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                   
Number 2537                                                                                                                     
The committee took an at-ease from 8:48 a.m. to 8:49 a.m.                                                                       
Number 2590                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE  BILL STOLTZE,  Alaska State  Legislature, sponsor                                                               
of HB  366, said [HB  366] is an  important issue to  Palmer, the                                                               
community he  represents.  He said,  from the time he  was a kid,                                                               
he  remembers the  rat  race  at the  [Alaska]  State  Fair.   He                                                               
mentioned,  as member  of the  Elks,  he has  learned that  "good                                                               
things can come  from gambling, if done the right  way."  He said                                                               
the bill legitimizes historical gambling.                                                                                       
Number 2704                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG moved to report  HB 366 out of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
note.   There being  no objection,  HB 366 was  moved out  of the                                                               
House State Affairs Standing Committee.                                                                                         

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