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HB 255 - Video Gambling in Various Establishments - Key Vote

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Ira Silverstein voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (86-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Video Gambling in Various Establishments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows video gaming at licensed establishments and raises taxes on certain products.

Highlights:
-Creates a pilot program to test lottery ticket sales over the Internet (Sec. 7). -Increases tax on alcoholic beverages that contain between .5% and 7% alcohol by 56 cents per gallon (Sec. 8). -Increases tax on candy, certain soft drink beverages, and grooming and hygiene products from 1% to 6.25% (Sec. 9). -Allows licensed establishments, including retail establishments where alcohol is served, fraternal establishments, veteran's establishments, and truck stops, to maintain video gaming terminals without charges of gambling (Sec. 28). -Requires that taxes collected from video gaming terminals be deposited in the Capital Projects Fund and Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund (Sec. 60).
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (47-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Video Gambling in Various Establishments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows video gaming at licensed establishments and raises taxes on certain products.

Highlights:
-Creates a pilot program to test lottery ticket sales over the Internet (Sec. 7). -Increases tax on alcoholic beverages that contain between .5% and 7% alcohol by 56 cents per gallon (Sec. 8). -Increases tax on candy, certain soft drink beverages, and grooming and hygiene products from 1% to 6.25% (Sec. 9). -Allows licensed establishments, including retail establishments where alcohol is served, fraternal establishments, veteran's establishments, and truck stops, to maintain video gaming terminals without charges of gambling (Sec. 28). -Requires that taxes collected from video gaming terminals be deposited in the Capital Projects Fund and Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund (Sec. 60).
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.

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Video Gambling in Various Establishments

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