TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are about to give final approval to a bill that would punish billionaire investor Carl Icahn for closing Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino.
The state Assembly is to vote Monday on a bill that would impose a five-year license suspension for anyone shutting down a casino after Jan. 2016.READ MORE: Woman Assaulted By Juvenile Suspects On SEPTA Train Tuesday Night
That means it would only apply to Icahn at this point, even though four other casinos have closed since 2014.
President-elect Donald Trump built the casino in 1990, but cut most ties with Atlantic City in 2009.READ MORE: Warrington Township Police Investigating Reports Of Mail Theft
Icahn acquired it from bankruptcy court in March.
He says the bill is unconstitutional, would discourage investment in Atlantic City, and make it virtually impossible to reopen the casino should he decide to do so in the future.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating After ATM Explodes At Kensington Gas Station
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