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SB 1 - Expands Gambling - Key Vote

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Eric Luedtke voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A BILL PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR AND/OR AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND THEREFORE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, MINORITY LEADER, OR COMMITTEE CHAIR ARE LISTED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR, BUT IT IS NOT A PROPOSAL OFFERED BY THOSE OFFICIALS.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands Gambling

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands Gambling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that expands gambling and authorizes the establishment of 1 new casino.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the construction of 1 casino in Prince George’s County no earlier than July 1, 2016 or 30 months after the video lottery facility in Baltimore city is open to the public (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to allocate no more than 6 video lottery operation licenses and no more than 16,500 video lottery terminals (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to allocate no more than 3,000 video lottery terminals to a video lottery facility in Prince George’s County (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a $425 annual fee for each video lottery terminal operated by the video lottery operation licensee in a given year (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes a video lottery operation licensee to operate table games including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • Roulette;
    • Blackjack; and
    • Craps.
  • Prohibits the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission from charging a video lottery facility a fee to offer table games (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the proceeds from table games at a video lottery facility to be distributed as follows (Sec. 3):
    • 80 percent to the video lottery operation licensee;
    • 5 percent to the local jurisdiction in which the facility is located; and
    • 15 percent to the Education Trust Fund.
  • Exempts video lottery terminals, any associated equipment and table games owned or leased by a video lottery operation licensee from being subject to property tax (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes casinos to remain open 24 hours a day, whereas existing law authorizes casinos to be open during the following hours (Sec. 2):
    • 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM on weekdays; and
    • 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Authorizes the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain veterans’ organizations a license for not more than 5 instant ticket lottery machines per applicant (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits issuing a license to operate an instant ticket lottery machine to veterans’ organizations located in certain counties including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Caroline County;
    • Kent County;
    • Montgomery County; and
    • Worcester County.
  • Authorizes a veterans organization that is issued a license to operate an instant ticket lottery machine at the organization’s principal meeting hall in their county (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Comptroller to deposit 10 percent of funds remaining in the State Lottery Fund after June 30, 2014 in the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual who owns an interest in the operation of a video lottery facility from making contributions to any campaign finance entity of a candidate for a non-federal public office in the state (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the Joint Committee on Gaming Oversight to fulfill the following duties (Sec. 1):
    • Examine the state’s gaming program;
    • Implement new laws relating to gaming; and
    • Submit a report to the Governor by December 31 of each year on recommendations for improvements to the state’s gaming program.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (71-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands Gambling

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that expands gambling and authorizes the establishment of 1 new casino.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the construction of 1 casino in Prince George’s County no earlier than July 1, 2016 or 30 months after the video lottery facility in Baltimore city is open to the public (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to allocate no more than 6 video lottery operation licenses and no more than 16,500 video lottery terminals (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to allocate no more than 3,000 video lottery terminals to a video lottery facility in Prince George’s County (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a $425 annual fee for each video lottery terminal operated by the video lottery operation licensee in a given year (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes a video lottery operation licensee to operate table games including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • Roulette;
    • Blackjack; and
    • Craps.
  • Prohibits the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission from charging a video lottery facility a fee to offer table games (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the proceeds from table games at a video lottery facility to be distributed as follows (Sec. 3):
    • 80 percent to the video lottery operation licensee;
    • 5 percent to the local jurisdiction in which the facility is located; and
    • 15 percent to the Education Trust Fund.
  • Exempts video lottery terminals, any associated equipment and table games owned or leased by a video lottery operation licensee from being subject to property tax (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes casinos to remain open 24 hours a day, whereas existing law authorizes casinos to be open during the following hours (Sec. 2):
    • 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM on weekdays; and
    • 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Authorizes the Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to issue certain veterans’ organizations a license for not more than 5 instant ticket lottery machines per applicant (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits issuing a license to operate an instant ticket lottery machine to veterans’ organizations located in certain counties including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Caroline County;
    • Kent County;
    • Montgomery County; and
    • Worcester County.
  • Authorizes a veterans organization that is issued a license to operate an instant ticket lottery machine at the organization’s principal meeting hall in their county (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Comptroller to deposit 10 percent of funds remaining in the State Lottery Fund after June 30, 2014 in the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual who owns an interest in the operation of a video lottery facility from making contributions to any campaign finance entity of a candidate for a non-federal public office in the state (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the Joint Committee on Gaming Oversight to fulfill the following duties (Sec. 1):
    • Examine the state’s gaming program;
    • Implement new laws relating to gaming; and
    • Submit a report to the Governor by December 31 of each year on recommendations for improvements to the state’s gaming program.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-14) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expands Gambling

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A BILL PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR AND/OR AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND THEREFORE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, MINORITY LEADER, OR COMMITTEE CHAIR ARE LISTED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR, BUT IT IS NOT A PROPOSAL OFFERED BY THOSE OFFICIALS.

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