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SB 47 - Gambling Expansion - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Gambling Expansion

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Gambling Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands gambling in certain facilities.

Highlights:
  • Establishes, that in determining the navigable waterways on which riverboats may operate, the commission shall do the following (Sec. 3):
    • Obtain any required approvals from the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the operation of riverboats on those waterways; 
    • Consider the economic benefit that riverboat gambling provides to Indiana; and 
    • Seek to ensure that all regions of Indiana share in the economic benefits of riverboat gambling.
  • Defines "Riverboat" as any of the following on which lawful gambling is authorized under this article (Sec. 2):
    • A self-propelled excursion boat; 
    • A casino located in a historic hotel district; and 
    • A permanently moored craft.
  • Specifies that a riverboat that operates must have either (Sec. 5):
    • A valid certificate of inspection from the United States Coast Guard for the carrying of at least 500 passengers; or 
    • A valid certificate of compliance with marine structural and life safety standards determined by the commission; and 
    • Be at least 150 feet in length.
  • Establishes that gambling may be conducted on a riverboat or in a facility in which a card tournament is conducted by (Sec. 7):
    • A licensed owner; 
    • An operating agent; or 
    • A trustee.
  • Specifies that wagers may be received only from a person present on a riverboat or in a facility in which a card tournament is conducted; a person present may not place or attempt to place a wager on behalf of another person who is not present (Sec. 8). 
  • Defines "gaming facility" as 1 or more of the following (Sec. 12):
    • A riverboat; 
    • A slot machine facility licensed under IC 4-35; and 
    • Any hotel, golf course, or other facility that is owned by a person holding a gaming site permit, and related to the operation of the holder's riverboat or slot machine facility. 
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Gambling Expansion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands gambling in certain facilities.

Highlights:
  • Establishes, that in determining the navigable waterways on which riverboats may operate, the commission shall do the following (Sec. 3):
    • Obtain any required approvals from the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the operation of riverboats on those waterways; 
    • Consider the economic benefit that riverboat gambling provides to Indiana; and 
    • Seek to ensure that all regions of Indiana share in the economic benefits of riverboat gambling.
  • Defines "Riverboat" as any of the following on which lawful gambling is authorized under this article (Sec. 2):
    • A self-propelled excursion boat; 
    • A casino located in a historic hotel district; and 
    • A permanently moored craft.
  • Specifies that a riverboat that operates must have either (Sec. 5):
    • A valid certificate of inspection from the United States Coast Guard for the carrying of at least 500 passengers; or 
    • A valid certificate of compliance with marine structural and life safety standards determined by the commission; and 
    • Be at least 150 feet in length.
  • Establishes that gambling may be conducted on a riverboat or in a facility in which a card tournament is conducted by (Sec. 7):
    • A licensed owner; 
    • An operating agent; or 
    • A trustee.
  • Specifies that wagers may be received only from a person present on a riverboat or in a facility in which a card tournament is conducted; a person present may not place or attempt to place a wager on behalf of another person who is not present (Sec. 8). 
  • Defines "gaming facility" as 1 or more of the following (Sec. 12):
    • A riverboat; 
    • A slot machine facility licensed under IC 4-35; and 
    • Any hotel, golf course, or other facility that is owned by a person holding a gaming site permit, and related to the operation of the holder's riverboat or slot machine facility. 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Gambling Expansion

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