My biggest disappointment this year was the veto of House Bill 620. This measure would have given not-for-profit entities greater flexibility with the funds they generate from bingo games, allowing more money to be available for use in local community projects. I am currently working on developing a similar bill for next year that will have the support of other lawmakers and the governor. I have talked with the governor’s staff to see what we can do to change the bill to make sure he will sign it next year if it crosses his desk again, and I will continue to work cooperatively with his office until we figure out a solution.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Pearce to introduce bingo bill in 2010 session
Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg, plans to reintroduce legislation that would give not-for-profit organizations more flexibility with bingo proceeds. From his latest capitol report: