The bills, introduced by Representative John Ragan (R- Oak Ridge) in the House and Senator Jim Summerville (R- Dickson County) in the Senate, would only allow the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation to place advertisements next to the register where the tickets are sold.
The Tennessee General Assembly Fiscal Review Committee estimates the bill, if passed, could cost the state $22,950,000 in lost revenue.
According to the committee, the lottery gains approximately ten dollars in revenue for every dollar they spend on advertising.
The Senate version of the bill is expected to go before the State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday.
Information from: WRCB-TV
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