THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A proposal to regulate the placement of businesses with video poker machines in Thibodaux is in the hands of the state attorney general's office.

The Thibodaux City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday to ask the attorney general to determine the city's ability to restrict the placement of any video poker facility with more than three machines. To do so, the council would have to amend the city's zoning ordinance.

Council Chairman Lloyd Badeaux says he was concerned about the city's liability in making a decision that would affect local businesses.

Several members of the public wrote up the amendment and presented it earlier this month to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission requested the council ask for the opinion.