RALEIGH, NC -- A bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina has yet another life in the state House.
The House Finance Committee met Tuesday to reconsider bipartisan-backed legislation to establish state and local privilege taxes on sweepstakes establishments and terminals and earmark state proceeds for public schools. No vote was taken.
Now, it's slated to get another hearing and possible vote Wednesday in the same committee. That news came several hours after the committee's senior leader suggested the idea was dead for the year.
The North Carolina State Lottery Commission would regulate the computer machines. Regulations would expire in April, but they could be extended, depending on a future state Supreme Court ruling on the legality of the games.