| || |
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Riverboat gambling. Expands the definition of a riverboat to include permanently moored barges as well as self-propelled excursion boats. Provides that a riverboat owner may conduct gambling games while the riverboat is docked. Allows the continuous ingress and egress of passengers for the purpose of gambling. Changes the basis for imposing the riverboat admissions tax from the number of persons admitted to the number of persons on board at the time a passenger count is recorded. Provides that except for the daily initial passenger count, passenger counts must be recorded every two hours. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally aid, induce, or cause a person less than 21 years of age and who is not an employee of the riverboat to enter or attempt to enter the riverboat. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person who is less than 21 years of age and who is not an employee of the riverboat to knowingly or intentionally enter or attempt to enter a riverboat.