Another year and another fantasy sports bill filed in the Alabama legislature. This year its House Bill 361 by Rep Kyle South. It has eight co-sponsors. One of which is the Speaker of the House. If you live in Alabama now is the time to contact your rep and senator and ask for their support of this bill. I think this will be the 3rd of 4th time they have tried so don’t get your hopes up.
URGENT THE ALABAMA HOUSE COULD VOTE ON HOUSE BILL 361 AS EARLY AS TOMORROW (5/8). PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE YES ON THIS BILL! YOU CAN USE THE FANTASY FOR ALL LINK TO CONTACT THEM IF YOU LIKE
Update 5/10/19 The Alabama House of Representatives passed HB 361 this past Wednesday. The bill passed by a fairly large margin (74-22). The bill will now go to a Senate Committee where it will begin the next stage of the legislative process. There is no timetable when the committee will here this bill. If you haven’t already, Please use the link above to contact your Senator and ask them to pass this legislation.
UPDATE 5/24 The Senate failed to vote on the fantasy sports bill yesterday. It was up for debate nearing final passage when Senator Arthur Orr began asking a bunch of lame questions. He “ had some issues” with the bill so it was carried over at the call of the chair. We are running out of time as the session may end a week from today. The bill will not appear on any calendar so it will be up to the sponsor to call it back up for debate. I believe he will try it again but don’t know which day. The Senate meets Tuesday evening.
5/28 The bill has been passed by the Senate with one amendment, It will go back to the House where they will have to concur with the amendment. If they do, they are expected to, then it goes to the governor.
5/28 UPDATE The House has concurred with the Senate amendment. The bill is on its way to the governors desk.
5/31 According to Senator Tom Whatley, the Governor has signed the bill.
6/17 FanDuel and Draft are operating in Alabama
6/18 DraftKings is live