HOUSE BILL No. 1046
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 4-31; IC 8-14-18.
Synopsis: Unclaimed pari-mutuel tickets. Requires a permit holder to
transfer the balance on unclaimed pari-mutuel wagering tickets at the
permit holder's racetrack and satellite facilities to the department of
state revenue. Requires the department to annually distribute the money
to the county treasurer of the county in which the permit holder's
racetrack is located. Requires the distributions to be deposited in a
county road improvement fund. Requires money in the funds to be used
for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of highways,
roads, and bridges. Prohibits expending money in the funds on the
salaries or wages of county employees or on the administrative
expenses of county highway departments. Makes an appropriation.
Effective: July 1, 2012.
January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1046
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
gaming and to make an appropriation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 4-31-9-10; (12)IN1046.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 4-31-9-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 10. (a) At the close of
each day on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted at a racetrack or
satellite facility, the permit holder or satellite facility operator shall pay
the breakage from each of the races on which wagers were taken on
that day to the auditor of state for deposit in the appropriate breed
development fund as determined by the rules of the commission.
(b) This subsection applies to outs tickets from calendar years
ending before January 1, 2012.
Not later than March 15 of each year,
each permit holder or satellite facility operator shall pay to the
commission the balance of the outs tickets from the previous calendar
year. The commission shall distribute money received under this
subsection to the appropriate breed development fund as determined by
the rules of the commission.
(c) This subsection applies to outs tickets from a calendar year
beginning after December 31, 2011. Before March 15 of each year,
each permit holder operating a racetrack or a satellite facility shall
pay to the department of state revenue the balance of the outs
tickets held by the permit holder from the previous calendar year.
The payment required by this subsection must be on a form
prescribed by the department of state revenue.
(d) Not more than forty-five (45) days after receiving a payment
under subsection (c), the department of state revenue shall
distribute the amount paid by the permit holder to the county
treasurer of the county in which the permit holder's racetrack is
located. A county treasurer receiving a distribution under this
subsection shall deposit the money in a county road improvement
fund established under IC 8-14-18-2.
SOURCE: IC 4-31-11-11; (12)IN1046.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 4-31-11-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 11. Each development
fund consists of:
and outs paid into the fund under IC 4-31-9-10;
(2) outs paid into the fund under IC 4-31-9-10(b);
(2) (3) appropriations by the general assembly;
(3) (4) gifts;
(4) (5) stakes payments;
(5) (6) entry fees; and
(6) (7) money paid into the fund under IC 4-33-12-6.
SOURCE: IC 8-14-18; (12)IN1046.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 8-14-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 18. County Road Improvement Fund
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to a county road
improvement fund established under section 2 of this chapter.
Sec. 2. (a) Each county that receives a distribution under
IC 4-31-9-10(d) shall establish a separate fund known as the county
road improvement fund.
(b) The fund consists of money distributed to the county under
(c) The fiscal officer of the county shall administer the fund.
(d) The fiscal body of the county may appropriate money in the
fund for a purpose described in section 3 of this chapter. The
appropriations of money in the fund must be included as a part of
the county's annual budget for the calendar year in accordance
with IC 6-1.1-17.
(e) Money remaining in the fund at the end of a particular
calendar year remains in the fund and does not revert to any other
Sec. 3. Subject to section 4 of this chapter, money in the fund
may be expended only for the construction, maintenance, and
improvement of highways, roads, and bridges.
Sec. 4. Money in the fund may not be expended on:
(1) the salaries or wages of county employees; or
(2) the administrative expenses of a county highway
department or similar entity.