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Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Economic Development in Gary. Permits a licensed owner operating a riverboat in Gary to submit to the gaming commission (commission) a request to relocate the owner's gaming operations as follows: (1) One gaming operation to a location that is within the city limits of Gary. (2) One gaming operation to a location in Vigo County. Specifies the requirements for the approval of the request. Provides that if a request is approved, the owner shall transfer ownership of the property being vacated to the Gary-Indiana trans-modal compact (trans-modal compact). Requires the licensed owner, with regard to the gaming operation that is Economic Development in Gary. Permits a licensed owner operating a riverboat in Gary to submit to the gaming commission (commission) a request to relocate the owner's gaming operations as follows: (1) One gaming operation to a location that is within the city limits of Gary. (2) One gaming operation to a location in Vigo County. Specifies the requirements for the approval of the request. Provides that if a request is approved, the owner shall transfer ownership of the property being vacated to the Gary-Indiana trans-modal compact (trans-modal compact). Requires the licensed owner, with regard to the gaming operation that is relocated within the city limits of Gary, to enter into a development agreement with the city of Gary. Requires the licensed owner, with regard to the gaming operation that is relocated to a location in Vigo County, to enter into an agreement with the trans-modal compact to provide the trans-modal compact with an annual distribution of money to be used for shoreline development and infrastructure of the vacated property. Establishes the trans-modal compact. Specifies the power and duties of the trans-modal compact. Creates the trans-modal compact board. Specifies the members of the trans-modal compact board. Requires the trans-modal compact to set goals to achieve employment and retention of employees from locally distressed communities in northwest Indiana for work on compact projects. Specifies the required goal. Requires the Indiana department of administration's division of supplier diversity to establish a five year pilot program to help small, disadvantaged businesses to better prepare to compete for government contracts. Specifies the requirements of the program. Requires Ivy Tech Community College to establish a program to engage community, industry, and government partners to initiate the processes to develop training pathways for the jobs projected to result from relocation of one gaming operation within the city limits of Gary. Establishes the building trades career skills program to enhance the northwest Indiana plan by providing training to mitigate the barriers trainees face while transitioning into a career in the building trades in the northwest Indiana region. Provides that the northwest Indiana plan shall administer the program. Specifies the requirements of the program. Makes changes to the definition of the term "project" in the ports of Indiana statute. Deletes the provision in current law that includes in the definition certain projects that are located outside of a port. Provides that, after December 31, 2019, creation of a local port authority is subject to the approval of the ports of Indiana. ... View more