Maine sports betting bill fails as Governor veto sustained
Maine looks set to remain without legal sports betting for the foreseeable future after the House sustained Governor Janet Mills’s veto of a bill seeking to permit sports wagering in the state.
The House was asked to vote when faced with the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” Though the House voted 85-57 for the bill to progress, it did not secure the two-thirds vote required in order to pass.
The vote, which took place with one excused, two vacant and seven being absent, means the veto was sustained and the bill will now not become law. Legislative Document 553 is now listed as ‘DEAD’ by the State of Maine Legislature.
Last week, Maine’s Senate voted 20-10 in favour of overriding the veto, and if the House had voted the same, it was likely that the bill would have progressed and come into law, despite the concerns of the Governor.
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