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Senate Bill 0315


Senate Bill 0315

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Various gaming matters. Permits a licensed owner to submit to the gaming commission a plan for the construction of an inland casino. Specifies criteria for evaluating a submitted plan. Imposes a $50,000,000 relocation fee. Permits a licensed owner to convert a riverboat into a permanently moored vessel without propulsion or navigation equipment. Removes obsolete provisions concerning the original riverboat licensing process. Updates provisions referring to the French Lick casino to conform to recent improvements to the casino. Reduces the admission tax imposed on the French Lick casino from $4 to $3. Eliminates French Lick admission tax distributions to the Indiana economic development corporation and the West Baden Springs historic hotel preservation and maintenance fund. Conforms the percentages distributed to other entities. Authorizes a licensed owner or an operating agent to conduct card tournaments or other large gaming events in a hotel or other facility owned or leased by the licensed owner or operating agent. Provides that the slot machine wagering tax imposed on racetrack casinos is calculated using taxable receipts, which are calculated excluding amounts paid to support horse racing, for the county slot machine fee, and for the supplemental fee paid to the French Lick casino. Phases in the exclusion over four years. Eliminates the requirement that a holder of a gaming site permit pay for complimentary drinks provided at certain events. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission to adopt rules allowing gaming site permit holders to engage in certain trade practices and marketing activities. Repeals an obsolete definition.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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