Illinois considers legalizing daily fantasy sports betting
April 06, 2016 12:54 PM
by Staff & Wire Reports
Illinois lawmakers are to debate legalizing daily fantasy sports betting as they rush to try to meet a Friday deadline to advance dozens of bills out of committees.
A House judiciary committee is scheduled to hear a bill Wednesday that would set regulations for daily fantasy sports contests, which the Illinois attorney general has deemed illegal. Illinois is among several states with pending legislation on the issue this year.
The same committee is also set to consider legislation to ease access to police videos under the Freedom of Information Act.
Also Wednesday, Democrats plan to introduce an overhaul to how the state funds public schools. The proposal would gradually shift money from wealthier districts to poorer districts.