SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Legalized wagering on sports in California has been put on hold for now, California lawmakers decided on Monday.

A bill – Senate Constitution Amendment 6 – was making its way through the legislature that would have let Californians decide on legalized sports betting come the November 2020 General Election.

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However, on Monday, the bill was shelved for the time being.

Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), one of the lawmakers who proposed the bill, cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are reason for removing the legislation.

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“It remains important that we lift this widespread practice out of the shadows to make it safer and to generate money for the people of California,” Dodd said in a statement.

Opposition from tribal casino operators appears to have also been a factor in Dodd pulling the bill, according to Bloomberg News.

The bill was scheduled to be heard in the Appropriations committee come Tuesday.

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Dodd said he will be working to bring back the issue come 2022.