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2006 Senate Bill 6613: Banning internet gambling
  1. Introduced by Sen. Margarita Prentice, (D-Renton) (D) on January 17, 2006, to prohibit operating or participating in internet gambling.
    • Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce, Research and Development Committee on January 17, 2006.
    • Substitute offered to the Senate Labor, Commerce, Research and Development Committee on February 3, 2006, to add the internet and telecommunications systems to the list of means over which a person is prohibited from knowingly transmitting or receiving wagers or other gambling information. The penalty for knowingly engaging in such illegal transmission or receipt is increased from a gross misdemeanor to a Class C felony. The Lottery Commission is prohibited from offering any game where the internet can be used to buy tickets or chances. An affirmative vote of 60% of both houses of the legislature is required before the Lottery Commission may offer any lottery game that allows or requires a player to use a device that electronically replicates any game of chance, including electronic scratch tickets. The bill as referred to committee was not considered..
    • The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 14, 2006.
  2. Passed 44 to 0 in the Senate on February 14, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 16, 2006.
    • Referred to the House Commerce & Labor Committee on February 16, 2006.
  4. Passed 93 to 5 in the House on March 2, 2006, to add prohibitions to the Gambling Act and the State Lottery regarding the use of the Internet in wagering and in selling lottery tickets, respectively. Requires a 60% vote of the Legislature to permit the State Lottery to offer any game using a device that electronically replicates a game of chance.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on March 28, 2006, to add prohibitions to the Gambling Act and the State Lottery regarding the use of the Internet in wagering and in selling lottery tickets, respectively. Requires a 60% vote of the Legislature to permit the State Lottery to offer any game using a device that electronically replicates a game of chance.

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