Can you imagine where the U.S. would be if all legislative measures squirted through congress in a month? That's how long it took an Internet gambling prohibition bill to pass through both houses in South Dakota.
The bill was introduced in the House January 18 by Reb. Roger Hunt. The House passed it by a 57-9 vote February 8 and sent it along to the Senate where it was first read on the 9th and blessed with a 33-0 vote on the 15th. It now lies on Governor Bill Janklow's desk, after arriving there February 22, and could be enacted in a matter of days.
House Bill 1110:
1/18/2000 - First read in House and referred to House H.J. 114
1/19/2000 - Referred to House State Affairs
2/07/2000 - Scheduled for Committee hearing on this date
2/07/2000 - State Affairs Do Pass, Passed, YEAS 13, NAYS 0. H.J. 436
2/08/2000 - House of Representatives Do Pass, Passed, YEAS 57, NAYS 9. H.J. 509
2/09/2000 - First read in Senate and referred to Senate State Affairs S.J. 398
2/14/2000 - Scheduled for Committee hearing on this date
2/14/2000 - State Affairs Do Pass, Passed, YEAS 7, NAYS 2. S.J. 451
2/15/2000 - Senate Do Pass, Passed, YEAS 33, NAYS 0. S.J. 514
2/17/2000 - Signed by Speaker H.J. 733
2/17/2000 - Signed by President S.J. 559
2/22/2000 - Delivered to the Governor H.J. 795
For details on HB 1110, see "The Hunt Is on in South Dakota."