Brandi Grissom reports.
State Rep. Norma Chavez, D-El Paso, said today the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee approved the omnibus gambling measure that contains language that would allow the Tigua tribe in El Paso to resume gambling at Speaking Rock.
The measure, HJR137, would amend the Texas Constitution to allow voters to determine whether gambling should be allowed in their region.
UPDATE: And now the TLO page has been updated to reflect the fact that this bill was in fact approved by the committee, on a 6-0 vote with three members absent. So it just needs House approval, then a vote in the Senate, along with the adoption of the enabling legislation.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 04, 2009 to That's our Lege