A new proposal calls for creating a new state lottery game and using the proceeds from the first six months to help develop a $15-million Rhode Island history center in Bristol.
Democratic state Rep. Ken Marshall introduced a bill last week that would create a game called the "Heritage Hall of Fame Baseball Lottery Game."
The proposal would help fund the construction of a "Hall of Fame and Rhode Island History Center Building."
Hall of fame president Patrick Conley says the group is beginning a fundraising campaign next month to build a history museum next to Roger Williams University.
Conley says Rhode Island is one of only a few states without a state history museum.
A spokesman for House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says the bill isn't "on the speaker's radar."