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SB 577 - State Lottery Privatization - Key Vote

Indiana Key Votes

Jim Merritt, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Jim Merritt, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-20) - (Key vote)

Title: State Lottery Privatization

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows private entities to manage the state lottery.

Highlights:
- Forbids a private manager of the lottery from operating any keno games, video lottery games, or pari-mutuel betting on races (sec. 64). - Requires a potential manager to make an initial payment at least $1 billion, and four annual payments of at least $50 million each (sec. 64). - Provides for the state’s restrictions on the manager’s excess revenue (sec. 64). - Appropriates 60 percent of lottery funds or $600 million, whichever is less, to the Indiana life sciences fund to provide grants to postsecondary research institutions (sec. 65). - Appropriates 40 percent of lottery funds or $400 million, whichever is less, to the Hoosier Hope Scholarship Fund to provide tuition for Indiana students who agree to work in the state for three years after their graduation [sec. 65, sec. 69]. -Appropriates any remaining lottery funds to the state pension relief fund and the state general fund (sec. 65).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: State Lottery Privatization

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