DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Qualified zone business contract goals. Requires the Indiana gaming commission (commission) to establish annual goals for: (1) riverboat gambling operations; and (2) slot machine gambling operations at racetracks; concerning contracts for goods and services with qualified zone businesses. Provides that the goals apply to contracts awarded after December 31, 2007. Provides that in establishing the goals for qualified zone businesses, the commission may not impair any rights or obligations under a contract in existence on January 1, 2008. Requires the board of the Indiana economic development corporation to: (1) establish a list of qualified zone businesses; and (2) update and transmit the list to the commission at least annually. Requires the commission to provide the list to: (1) riverboat operating agents and owners; and (2) holders of permits for slot machine gambling operations at racetracks; for use in complying with the goals for contracts with qualified zone businesses established by the commission.