- The Washington Times - Friday, March 19, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has delayed a vote on a referendum to bring card games to Prince George’s County.

Maryland Senators amended a bill Friday to require the majority of county voters sign off on bringing card games to the financially-troubled Rosecroft Raceway.

The measure originally called for statewide approval of the matter, but Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince George’s, said the decision should rest with local residents. The majority of senators approved the change.

Some senators later wondered whether the attorney general would find problems with the amendment because voters statewide must approve any changes to the state constitution.

Senators will continue debate on the bill next week when they hope to have a letter from the attorney general’s office.


On the Net:

Read Senate Bill 1035: http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/billfile/SB1035.htm



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