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S 286 - Relating to Video Lottery Terminals - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Relating to Video Lottery Terminals

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Relating to Video Lottery Terminals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows 24-hour gambling in state licensed casinos and increases Twin River dog racing.

Highlights:
-Allows Video lottery games to be played at the licensed video lottery retailer's facilities with the approval of the Division of State Lottery even if that facility is not conducting a pari-mutuel event (Sec. 1). -Permits the "Twin River" and "Newport Grand" to maintain and operate all video lottery games on a 24-hour basis (Sec. 1). -Ensures that $784,458 is appropriated to distressed communities from the lottery revenue in 2009 and 2010 (Sec. 1). -Increases the percentage of revenue allocated to the cities of Newport and Lincoln from the Newport Grand facility for every week Newport Grand operates Video Lottery Terminals 24 hours per day (Sec. 1). -Takes effect on June 30, 2009 and expires June 30, 2010 (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Relating to Video Lottery Terminals

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows 24-hour gambling in state licensed casinos and increases Twin River dog racing.

Highlights:
-Allows Video lottery games to be played at the licensed video lottery retailer's facilities with the approval of the Division of State Lottery even if that facility is not conducting a pari-mutuel event (Sec. 1). -Permits the "Twin River" and "Newport Grand" to maintain and operate all video lottery games on a 24-hour basis (Sec. 1). -Ensures that $784,458 is appropriated to distressed communities from the lottery revenue in 2009 and 2010 (Sec. 1). -Increases the percentage of revenue allocated to the cities of Newport and Lincoln from the Newport Grand facility for every week Newport Grand operates Video Lottery Terminals 24 hours per day (Sec. 1). -Takes effect on June 30, 2009 and expires June 30, 2010 (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Relating to Video Lottery Terminals

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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