HB 1708

85(R) - 2017

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to the prizes awarded in certain pull-tab bingo games.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a single bingo prize is prohibited from having a value over $750 and it is prohibited to offer more than $2,500 on a single bingo occasion, with a few exceptions. HB 1708 would make an exception of this rule for carryover pull-tab bingo, where there are multiple rounds and a jackpot, and would limit the value of the jackpot to $10,000.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The state of Texas regulates bingo very heavily. This legislation supports limited government by reducing regulations. We support HB 1708.