House Bill 1884
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Gaming and local public safety personnel pensions. Creates a license under the jurisdiction of the alcohol and tobacco commission that permits gambling on electronic gaming devices in establishments that hold permits issued by the commission. Imposes an annual establishment license fee of $1,000 for each electronic gaming device. Limits the number of electronic gaming devices that an establishment may have. Creates a license for suppliers of electronic gaming devices. Requires suppliers to pay a $5,000 annual fee. Establishes the electronic gaming fund for the deposit of license fees and taxes. Imposes a wagering tax equal to 15% of the adjusted gross receipts from electronic gaming wagering. Appropriates sufficient funds to the commission to administer electronic gaming. Distributes the remaining tax and license revenues as follows: (1) 40% to the cities. (2) 30% to the counties. (3) 30% to the towns. Requires the distributions to be used for police and fire pensions. Provides that a police officer or firefighter who retires or becomes disabled after December 31, 2004, is entitled to a pension based on the salary of the rank held at the time of retirement or disability. Provides that a surviving spouse of a police officer or firefighter who dies after December 31, 2004, is entitled to an annuity based on the salary of the rank held at the time of the death of the police officer or firefighter. Provides that certain surviving children of a police officer or firefighter who dies after December 31, 2004, are entitled to an annuity based on the salary of the rank held at the time of the death of the police officer or firefighter. Increases the amount that must be appropriated from court fees to a pension trust for the sheriff's department.
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