- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lawmakers have given the “Shroud Award” for the “deadest” bill of the legislative session to a bid to regulate and legalize fantasy sports.

The House of Representatives on Thursday awarded Republican Rep. Connie Rowe the light-hearted award.

The trophy - a black suit mounted on cardboard - is a longstanding tradition on the final night of session.

Last year’s Shroud bill sought to allow small towns to enforce speed limits on interstate highways.

Other previous winners include a medicinal marijuana bill and a bill to create a state sales tax holiday for gun purchases.



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