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February 24, 2007





HOUSE BILL No. 1837

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DIGEST OF HB 1837 (Updated February 23, 2007 10:30 am - DI 92)



Citations Affected: IC 4-33.

Synopsis: Gaming. Provides that after June 30, 2007, a licensed owner must apply for and receive the gaming commission's approval before constructing a new riverboat that is certified under marine structural and life safety standards determined by the gaming commission. Allows the gaming commission to approve a phase of the construction project that will be completed outside Indiana only if the commission finds that it is technologically or economically unfeasible to perform the work in Indiana. Specifically excludes any construction begun before July 1, 2007 from the approval requirement. Changes the definition of "gambling game" for purposes of the riverboat law from a list of specified games to any game approved by the gaming commission as a wagering device.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Pelath , Whetstone




    January 17, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures.
    February 7, 2007, reassigned to Committee on Public Policy.
    February 19, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 23, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





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February 24, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1837



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning gaming.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-33-2-9; (07)HB1837.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-33-2-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 9. "Gambling game" includes any of the following if game approved by the commission as a wagering device:
        (1) Baccarat.
        (2) Twenty-one.
        (3) Poker.
        (4) Craps.
        (5) Slot machine.
        (6) Video games of chance.
        (7) Roulette wheel.
        (8) Klondike table.
        (9) Punchboard.
        (10) Faro layout.
        (11) Keno layout.
        (12) Numbers ticket.
        (13) Push card.
        (14) Jar ticket.
        (15) Pull tab.
        (16) Big six.
SOURCE: IC 4-33-6-22; (07)HB1837.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 4-33-6-22 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 22. (a) This section does not apply to a licensed owner who begins constructing a new riverboat before July 1, 2007.
    (b) After June 30, 2007, a licensed owner must apply for and receive the commission's approval before constructing a new riverboat that is certified under section 6(a)(1)(B) of this chapter.
    (c) The commission shall adopt rules governing the procedure a licensed owner must follow to take an action described in subsection (b).
    (d) The commission shall review each phase of the licensed owner's proposed construction project and the location at which the licensed owner will complete each phase of the proposed construction project. The commission may not approve any phase of the proposed construction project that will be completed outside Indiana unless the commission finds that it is technologically or economically unfeasible for the licensed owner to perform the work required to complete that phase of the construction project at an Indiana location.