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Timeline leading up to controversial bingo ballot measure

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  • January 12, 2010: Marcel Black's version of bingo bill read for first time in the Alabama Legislature.
  • February 1, 2010: VictoryLand Casino closed due to potential raids by the state of Alabama.
  • February 4, 2010: Roger Bedford's and Marc Keahey's version of bingo bill read for first time in the Alabama Legislature.
  • February 17, 2010: Henry Sanders's version of bingo bill read for first time in the Alabama Legislature.
  • February 23, 2010: A rally held outside the State House was held and presented residents in the state both for and against a bingo bill.
  • March 3, 2010: Roger Bedford's bill defeated in the Alabama State Senate due to lack of support.
  • March 6, 2010: Former casino worker marched to the capitol in Montgomery. The rally was called "The People's Protest for Jobs, Justice, and the Opportunity to Vote."
  • March 9, 2010: Quinton Ross's version of bingo bill read for the first time in the Alabama Legislature
  • March 30, 2010: Different version of Bedford's debated by Senate
  • March 31, 2010: Watered down version of Roger Bedford's bill passed by Alabama State Senate with a vote of 21-13.
  • April 21, 2010:Alabama Legislature concludes without any action on the bill, therefore leaving the measure for the 2011 session.
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