Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1046

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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.





Lutz




    January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

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:
        (1) breakage and outs paid into the fund under IC 4-31-9-10; IC 4-31-9-10(a);
         (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. IC 4-35-7-12.
SOURCE: IC 8-14-18; (12)IN1046.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 8-14-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]:
     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 IC 4-31-9-10(d).
    (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

fund.
    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.