- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is expected to announce soon whether he is vetoing legislation that would make instant racing machines illegal.

Roughly 250 of the slot-like betting machines are currently installed at race track-associated businesses across the state.

Otter had until late Saturday afternoon to take action on the bill. However, he delayed announcing his decision, citing the holiday weekend and saying he wanted to talk to lawmakers before making his action public on Monday.

If he signs: Otter must include his signature and the exact time he signed the bill, which is critical because currently the public doesn’t know when or if Otter signed before the 4:54 p.m. deadline.

If he vetoes: The bill would go back to the Senate, where both chambers would need to vote to override the veto.

If he does nothing: The bill becomes law, but won’t have his signature.



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