February 24, 2007
HOUSE BILL No. 1837
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.
January 17, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
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.
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
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
(5) Slot machine.
(6) Video games of chance.
(7) Roulette wheel.
(8) Klondike table.
(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
(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.