Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 31

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-33.

Synopsis: Regulation of riverboats. Prohibits the installation of an automated teller machine on a riverboat. Requires certain riverboat patrons who wish to obtain or access a line of credit to submit to a breath test. Restricts a riverboat patron's access to credit if the riverboat patron's breath test shows an alcohol concentration equivalent to more than 0.08 gram of alcohol per 210 liters of the riverboat patron's breath. Requires the installation of digital clocks on the interior floors of a riverboat.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Waltz




    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 31



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning gaming.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-33-2-3.5; (07)IN0031.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-33-2-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 3.5. "Automated teller machine" means a piece of unmanned electronic or mechanical equipment that performs routine financial transactions for authorized individuals.
SOURCE: IC 4-33-9-17; (07)IN0031.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 4-33-9-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 17. A licensed owner or an operating agent may not place an automated teller machine on board a riverboat.
SOURCE: IC 4-33-9-18; (07)IN0031.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 4-33-9-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 18. (a) A licensed owner or an operating agent shall provide an alcohol breath testing device that is approved by the commission and operated by a person certified to use the device. A riverboat patron who wishes to obtain or access:
        (1) a line of credit provided by the licensed owner or the operating agent in an amount that exceeds one thousand

dollars ($1,000); or
        (2) a line of credit in any amount that results in the aggregate amount of credit made available to the riverboat patron by the licensed owner or operating agent exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the period described in subsection (c);
shall submit to a breath test.
    (b) A licensed owner or an operating agent may not provide or permit access to a line of credit:
        (1) in an amount that exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000); or
        (2) in any amount that results in the aggregate amount of credit made available to the riverboat patron by the licensed owner or operating agent exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the period described in subsection (c);
to a riverboat patron whose breath test shows a reading of an alcohol concentration equivalent (as defined in IC 9-13-2-2.4) to more than eight-hundredths (0.08) gram of alcohol per two hundred ten (210) liters of the patron's breath.

     (c) When determining the aggregate amount of credit made available to a riverboat patron for the purposes of this section, a licensed owner or an operating agent shall consider only the amount of credit made available to the riverboat patron in the twenty-four (24) hour period preceding the time of the riverboat patron's request to obtain or access a line of credit.

SOURCE: IC 4-33-9-19; (07)IN0031.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 4-33-9-19 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 19. (a) A licensed owner or an operating agent shall install on each interior floor of a riverboat a digital clock that is:
        (1) approved by the commission;
        (2) at least equal in size to a digital clock attached to the exterior of the licensed owner's or operating agent's riverboat before July 1, 2007; and
        (3) in a prominent location easily visible to the riverboat patrons on the interior floor.

     (b) In the case of a licensed owner or operating agent whose riverboat did not have a suitable clock attached to the riverboat's exterior before July 1, 2007, the commission may approve the installation of digital clocks that are at least equal in size to any digital clock attached to the exterior of a riverboat before July 1, 2007.