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2021 Capitol Report, Day Four

Intro:
At the Roundhouse, lawmakers in the State House of Representatives will debate a bill to fully endow the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Fund via an expansion of the New Mexico Lottery into sports wagering and table gaming.
Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse:

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Dona Ana County Democratic State Representative Raymundo Lara has introduced House Bill 101, the New Mexico Education Assistance Act. Here’s Lara on the bill:

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The bill provides for sports wagering and table gaming through the lottery—and enacts all the restrictions that accompany state-sponsored gambling. It would also create the educational assistance fund. Lara says the bill would provide up to forty-four-million dollars in new revenue.

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Albuquerque Democratic Senator Bill O’Neill plans to carry the New Mexico lottery education assistance act in the Senate:

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Senator Bill O’Neill.

House Bill 101’s only House Committee hearing will be before the House Education Committee.

For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge

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