• NJ Congressmen Introduce Federal Sports Betting Legislation
  • March 13, 2015 | Author: Christopher L. Soriano
  • Law Firm: Duane Morris LLP - Cherry Hill Office
  • In another effort to allow New Jersey's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, two New Jersey Representatives have introduced two bills in Congress that would modify PASPA.

    The first, H.R. 416, sponsored by Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (R-2), would modify PASPA to allow all states a four-year window in which to modify their own state's law to allow sports betting. The second, H.R. 457, sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), would exempt New Jersey from the provisions of PASPA to the extent New Jersey chooses to exempt itself from PASPA.

    Both bills have been referred to committees. It remains to be seen whether these bills will ever receive committee hearings or considered on the floor of either house; however, it is true that very few of the bills actually introduced in Congress are enacted into law in any given year.