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Senate Bill 0333


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Senate Bill 0333

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DIGEST OF SB333 (Updated February 26, 2002 11:58 AM - DI 84)

Dockside gaming and pull tabs. Authorizes dockside gaming, pari-mutuel pull tabs, and a riverboat to be located in a historic preservation district in the towns of French Lick and West Baden. Provides for the ownership, licensure, and management of the French Lick/West Baden riverboat. Limits a racetrack or satellite facility to 750 pull tab terminals. Adds pull tab wagering and admissions taxes. Imposes a breed development fee on the permit holders selling pull tabs. Requires voter approval in each county in which pull tabs are authorized before pull tabs may be sold. Provides for the distribution of taxes collected at the French Lick/West Baden riverboat. Changes the structure of the riverboat admissions tax to permit a riverboat owner to collect the tax on a per patron per day basis or on the basis of a count of the patrons on board a riverboat at two hour intervals. Changes the riverboat wagering tax to a graduated tax. Allows barges under certain circumstances. Provides for revenue sharing of riverboat admissions taxes. Devotes $7,000,000 of the riverboat wagering taxes collected from the Lake Michigan riverboats to the shoreline environmental trust fund. Limits the number of electronic gaming devices that a riverboat may contain. Provides that a person may own up to a 100% interest in not more than two riverboats. Legalizes the possession of certain antique slot machines. Phases out the riverboat admissions tax subsidy to the horse racing industry over three years providing for the distribution of the revenue to the School for the Blind, the School for the Deaf, and the state general fund instead. Requires licensed owners to reimburse state and local governments for the health care costs incurred by riverboat employees who receive health care under certain state and local programs. Establishes the minority an women business participation fund. Provides that a licensed owner may not seek treble damages in an action to collect a gambling debt. Provides that a person who is not an employee of a riverboat operation, is less than 21 years of age, and knowingly or intentionally enters or attempts to enter a riverboat, commits a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the information submitted in an application for an occupation license is excepted from the public records law.
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