Late “reconsider” move stalls DFS bill in Illinois

News on 20 May 2016

The vagaries of Illinois political procedure appear to have stalled a daily fantasy sports legalisation bill in the Illinois Senate despite a 32-22 approval vote in the body’s executive committee.

Freezing bill HB 3655 in its tracks and preventing it from being sent to the House floor for a vote, Chicago Democratic Party Sen. Antonio Munoz filed a motion to reconsider the bill immediately following the positive Senate vote, which came with HB3655 running dangerously short of time for passage (see previous reports).

Munoz was one of the bill’s supporters, and it is not yet clear what motivated his motion to reconsider.

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