South Carolina lawmaker eyes expanded gambling

South Carolina Representative J. Todd Rutherford (D) introduced a join resolution this week seeking to amend the Constitution of South Carolina to legalise a wide range of gambling activities.

H3102 would authorise the General Assembly to allow gambling in specified areas of the state, with revenue derived from gambling to be used to for highway, road and bridge maintenance and construction.

The joint resolution covers a wide range of gambling activities, including betting on professional sports and games of chance through electronic devices.

It also seeks to amend article 17 of the constitution, which makes it unlawful for a person holding an office of honor, trust or profit to engage in gambling.

The joint resolution was introduced in the House on January 10th and referred on its first reading to the Judiciary Committee, of which Rutherford is a member.


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