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LD 701 - Slot Machine Authorization - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

Debra Plowman voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (94-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a governor's veto and pass a bill that allows the operation of up to 100 slot machines on Indian Island in Penobscot County. Imposes an initial license fee of $13,750 and an annual renewal fee of $5,000.

Highlights:
- Taxes 22 percent of the net income from slot machines operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe and requires the revenue to be distributed as follows (H-923):
    - 3 percent to the General Fund for administrative expenses, including gambling addiction counseling services; - 1.5 percent to the University of Maine System Scholarship Fund; - 1.5 percent to the Maine Community College System to fund its scholarships program; - 3 percent to the Maine Community College System; - 2.5 percent to the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services; - 2.5 percent to the Maine Technology Institute; - 2.5 percent to nonprofit organizations licensed as of January 1, 2007 to conduct beano within 75 miles of where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe in the State; - 2.5 percent to the bordering municipality with the highest population where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe that is licensed to conduct high-stakes beano; - 3 percent to be distributed to other federally recognized Indian tribes in the State that are not licensed to operate slot machines.
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows the operation of up to 100 slot machines on Indian Island in Penobscot County. Imposes an initial license fee of $13,750 and an annual renewal fee of $5,000.

Highlights:
- Taxes 22 percent of the net income from slot machines operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe and requires the revenue to be distributed as follows (H-923):
    - 3 percent to the General Fund for administrative expenses, including gambling addiction counseling services; - 1.5 percent to the University of Maine System Scholarship Fund; - 1.5 percent to the Maine Community College System to fund its scholarships program; - 3 percent to the Maine Community College System; - 2.5 percent to the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services; - 2.5 percent to the Maine Technology Institute; - 2.5 percent to nonprofit organizations licensed as of January 1, 2007 to conduct beano within 75 miles of where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe in the State; - 2.5 percent to the bordering municipality with the highest population where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe that is licensed to conduct high-stakes beano; - 3 percent to be distributed to other federally recognized Indian tribes in the State that are not licensed to operate slot machines.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (98-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows Indian tribes to operate up to 100 slot machines. Imposes an initial license fee of $13,750 and an annual renewal fee of $5,000.

Highlights:
- Taxes 22 percent of the net income from slot machines operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe and requires the revenue to be distributed as follows (H-923):
    - 3 percent to the General Fund for administrative expenses, including gambling addiction counseling services; - 1.5 percent to the University of Maine System Scholarship Fund; - 1.5 percent to the Maine Community College System to fund its scholarships program; - 3 percent to the Maine Community College System; - 2.5 percent to the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services; - 2.5 percent to the Maine Technology Institute; - 2.5 percent to nonprofit organizations licensed as of January 1, 2007 to conduct beano within 75 miles of where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe in the State; - 2.5 percent to the bordering municipality with the highest population where slot machines are operated by a federally recognized Indian tribe that is licensed to conduct high-stakes beano; - 3 percent to be distributed to other federally recognized Indian tribes in the State that are not licensed to operate slot machines.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (98-40) -

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (101-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Slot Machine Authorization

Sponsors

  • Donna Marie Loring (ME - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard D. Blanchard (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James J. Campbell Sr. (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Troy Dale Jackson (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth H. 'Libby' Mitchell (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary Wayne Moore (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth M. Schneider (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah L. Simpson (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois Anita Snowe-Mello (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John L. Tuttle Jr. (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
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