The fourth casino proposal of the year has been rejected again by Arkansas State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
US.- For the fourth time of the year, a casino legalisation proposal has been dismissed in Arkansas. Last Monday, the State’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced her full rejection of the gaming bill that aimed at legislating the industry. In order to be treated, the constitutional amendment had to gather enough residents’ signatures.
Supporters of the bill are now expecting that the government at least sets a state poll, which would reveal the general position as to gaming legislation. Although the amendment was making its way through the Senate, Arkansas residents would have been required to vote whether to include it in the legislative session.
Since January, the dismissed bill, presented by a local neighbour, has been the fourth attempt to regulate the casino industry. According to the general attorney, the name of the amendment was “overly long and complicated” and the proposal lacked relevant information such as the conditions for the creation of the Fairplay Holdings Ballot Question Committee, which would have held polls to reunite the residents’ opinions.
Curiously, the same excuse was used by Leslie Rutledge the last time she rejected a casino bill, in March. The same resident, Barry Emigh of Hot Springs, has been introducing gaming amendments since the beginning of the year, always obtaining the same answer.