Maryland Table Games Referendum (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
The proposal will be brought up during the next legislative session in Maryland. State Senator Katherine Klausmeier and Delegates John Olszewski, Jr. and Frank Turner are planning to consider such a proposal that would send the issue to the ballot in 2012 if approved by the legislature.
In 2008, Maryland voters approved a casino measure that allowed for the placement of 15,000 slot machines at five locations throughout the state. Maryland became the 38th state that allows slots or casino-style gambling.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution
Placing a proposed amendment on the ballot requires a 60% vote of each chamber of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland is one of nine states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot following the 60% supermajority vote.
- The Daily Times,"Table games introduced in Md. Legislature," February 5, 2011
- The Capital,"Table games, changes to gaming on horizon," January 26, 2011
- Baltimore Business Journal,"Busch: Marylanders could vote on table games in 2012," January 24, 2011
- ↑ The Daily Record,"Bill would allow table games at Maryland slots parlors," January 14, 2011
- ↑ Bizjournals.com, "Md. legislators to push for table games", December 10, 2010
- ↑ Washington Post,"Md. bill will seek voters' approval of casino table games," January 26, 2011
- ↑ The Baltimore Sun,"Pipkin wants slots out of the MD Constitution," January 31, 2011