Legislative Tracker

HB 118: Fantasy Contests Act; enact

Voted on Wednesday March 1, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 118 codifies the definition of "fantasy contest" as a simulated game or contest in which the value of all prizes offered is known in advance, all winning outcomes reflect the relative kknowledge and skill of those who enter the game or contest, and are determined by statistical results of the performance of individuals in sporting events or other competitions.
The legislation bars any contest from being based on the performance of any high school, university, college, or youth sporting event.
The bill creates an annual fee for operators, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per year depending on the revenues.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 126 70% Majority Vote
Nay 32 17.8%
Did not vote 17 9.4%
Excused 5 2.8%