Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is proposing restricting gaming machines that amount to illegal gambling. Sponsor Lincoln State Senator Tony Fulton says that they are responding to the wishes of Nebraskans, who want gambling restricted.
Under the proposal, legal machines couldn’t provide cash payments or prizes that exceed $10 apiece in value.
The state is fighting an Omaha-based maker and distributor of a video game over whether the game is an illegal game of chance or a legal game of skill.
Other proposals in the attorney general’s 2010 legislative package would modernize state laws concerning pyramid schemes, increase penalties for driving under suspension and would enable victims of child pornograhies to sue their exploiters. The legislative proposals will be sponsored by several state senators.
State lawmakers begin their 60-day session on Wednesday.