HB 1837-1_ Filed 02/19/2007, 16:31
Adopted 2/19/2007


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COMMITTEE REPORT


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6

                                                        NO:
1

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Committee on       Public Policy     , to which was referred       House Bill 1837     , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning gaming.
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SOURCE: IC 4-33-6-22; (07)AM183702.1. -->     SECTION 1. 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) 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.
    (b) The commission shall adopt rules governing the procedure a licensed owner must follow to take an action described in subsection (a).
    (c) The commission may not approve an application submitted under this section unless the applicant's construction project will be undertaken in either of the following locations:
        (1) A county that is contiguous to Lake Michigan in the case of a riverboat that operates from a dock located in a county that is contiguous to Lake Michigan.
        (2) A county that is contiguous to the Ohio River in the case of a riverboat that operates from a dock located in a county that is contiguous to the Ohio River.

SOURCE: IC 4-33-13-7; (07)AM183702.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 4-33-13-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, "development agreement" has the meaning set forth in IC 36-1-8-9.5.
    (b) For purposes of determining the effective wagering tax rate to be used for calculating payments under a development agreement between:
        (1) a licensed riverboat; and
        (2) at least three (3) counties;
a riverboat that has implemented flexible scheduling under IC 4-33-6-21 must use the twenty-two and five-tenths percent (22.5%) rate imposed on adjusted gross receipts under section 1 of this chapter regardless of the riverboat's actual effective wagering tax rate.

    (Reference is to HB 1837 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

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Representative Van Haaften


AM183702/DI 14    2007