An Act To Fund Commuter and Passenger Rail Transportation in Maine
Sec. 1. 8 MRSA §1036, sub-§2-A, as enacted by IB 2009, c. 2, §45, is amended to read:
If a recipient of net slot machine income in paragraph D , H or I owns or receives funds from a slot machine facility or casino, other than the casino in Oxford County or the slot machine facility in Bangor, then the recipient may not receive funds under this subsection, and those funds must be retained by the Oxford County casino operator.
Sec. 2. 23 MRSA §4210-B, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 457, Pt. GGG, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 23 MRSA §8003, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
This bill amends the distribution of revenue from the operation of slot machines at the casino in Oxford County. It strikes the percentage of revenue to be distributed to the Sire Stakes Fund and to supplement harness racing purses. The bill takes the 2% that would have gone to those 2 funds and dedicates it to the State Transit, Aviation and Rail Transportation Fund for the purpose of developing passenger rail service between points within the State and Oxford County.