Bill blocking casino annexation sent to negotiating committee

TOPEKA – A bill retroactively blocking a string annexation used by Mulvane to bring a potential casino site into the city limits is on its way to a negotiating committee.

The House on Monday voted 108-15 to send House substitute for Senate Bill 254 back to the Senate. The bill was amended with language from a previous House bill that retroactively blocked the annexation.

Because the bill had been changed from its original form, the Senate sent it to conference committee where six lawmakers – three from each chamber – will negotiate a compromise.