An Act To Allow Table Games at a Facility Licensed To Operate Slot Machines on January 1, 2011
Sec. 1. 8 MRSA §1001, sub-§5-A, as enacted by IB 2009, c. 2, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 8 MRSA §1001, sub-§29-A, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 663, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 8 MRSA §1011, sub-§2-A, as enacted by IB 2009, c. 2, §29, is amended to read:
(1) No less than 50 acres in size; and
(2) Located not more than:
(a) Thirty miles from a Level I or Level II trauma center verified as such by the American College of Surgeons or successor organization;
(b) Fifteen miles from the main office of a county sheriff;
(c) Twenty-five miles from the main office of a state police field troop;
(d) Thirty miles from an interchange of the interstate highway system;
(e) Ten miles from a fire station;
(f) Ten miles from a facility at which harness racing was conducted pursuant to a license from the State Harness Racing Commission for the 2009 racing year; and
(g) One-half mile from a state highway as defined in Title 23, section 1903, subsection 15.
For the purposes of this paragraph, distances are determined by measuring along the most commonly used roadway, as determined by the Department of Transportation;
Sec. 4. 8 MRSA §1011, sub-§3, as amended by IB 2009, c. 2, §29, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 8 MRSA §1018, sub-§1, ¶C-1, as enacted by IB 2009, c. 2, §34, is amended to read:
Sec. 6. 8 MRSA §1019, sub-§6, as amended by IB 2009, c. 2, §35, is further amended to read:
Sec. 7. 8 MRSA §1019, sub-§7, as enacted by IB 2009, c. 2, §36, is amended to read:
Sec. 8. 8 MRSA §1036, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2005, c. 663, §11, is repealed.
Sec. 9. 8 MRSA §1036, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2009, c. 462, Pt. H, §1 and c. 622, §2, is further amended to read:
(1) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, $50,000;
(2) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, $50,000; and
(3) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and for each fiscal year thereafter, $100,000;
Sec. 10. 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.
This bill provides that a slot machine facility that was operating slot machines as of January 1, 2011 may receive a license to operate a casino that includes table games. Distribution of revenue from slot machines operated at a casino that was a slot machine facility is changed to make it similar to that of the slot machine facility except the 1% distribution of gross revenue is replaced by an increase of the net distribution to the General Fund. In total, the amount of distribution is increased to 46% of net revenue. A casino that was not a slot machine facility on January 1, 2011 is also subject to a 46% distribution of net revenue but the distribution is divided among different accounts.