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House Bill 1902

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1902 (Updated April 17, 2003 11:44 AM - DI 84)

French Lick and West Baden Springs riverboat. Deletes the authorization for the Indiana gaming commission to issue a license for a riverboat to be operated on Patoka Lake, and removes all references to the Patoka Lake riverboat license. Authorizes the commission to enter into a contract with an operating agent who would operate a riverboat in a historic hotel district in Orange County on behalf of the commission. Permits any person, including a person who holds a riverboat license, to apply to serve as the operating agent in the historic hotel district. Provides for the distribution of tax revenue remitted by the riverboat. Permits the towns of West Baden Springs and French Lick to establish by ordinance a historic hotel preservation commission. The commission would be given historic preservation authority, and would administer a community trust fund using a portion of the revenues generated by the riverboat. Establishes the West Baden Springs historic hotel preservation and maintenance fund administered by the state department of natural resources. Requires a referendum in Orange County concerning riverboat gambling at the next general election or at a special election where an applicant agrees to pay the additional costs associated with the special election.
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