An Act To Implement the Recommendations Regarding the Legislative Review of the Allocation of Slot Machine Revenue
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §82, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 563, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 7 MRSA §82, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 8 MRSA §263-A, sub-§1, ¶C, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 528, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 8 MRSA §1036, sub-§2, ¶H, as amended by PL 2005, c. 663, §12, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 8 MRSA §1036, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 571, Pt. FFF, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 6. 8 MRSA §1037 is enacted to read:
§ 1037. Annual report on use of funds
Beginning February 15, 2012, the executive director of the State Harness Racing Commission, in consultation with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, annually shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over slot machines, harness racing, agricultural fairs and appropriations and financial affairs regarding the use of slot machine revenue deposited in funds under section 1036, subsection 2, paragraphs B, C, D, H and I. The executive director and the commissioner shall obtain the information as described in this section. The report required by this section must be completed using budgeted resources. The executive director may not distribute funds listed under section 1036, subsection 2, as applicable, to harness racing tracks, off-track betting facilities, agricultural fairs or the Sire Stakes Fund under section 281 until the information required to submit the report required by this section is provided.