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Regular Session 2017-2018
House Bill 271

Short Title:
An act amending Titles 3 (Agriculture), 4 (Amusements) and 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in race horse industry reform, repealing definitions and provisions relating to place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel wagering at racetrack enclosure and to pari-mutuel wagering at nonprimary locations and further providing for licensing costs and fees and for operations; providing for fantasy contests, establishing a Lottery Sales Advisory Council within the Department of Revenue and providing for iLottery; in general provisions, further providing for legislative intent and for definitions; in Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, further providing for Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board established, for general and specific powers, for licensed gaming entity application appeals from board, for board minutes and records, for regulatory authority of board, for slot machine license fee, for reports of board and for diversity goals of board; in licensees, further providing for Category 1 slot machine license and for Category 3 slot machine license, providing for remaining Category 2 licenses, further providing for number of slot machine licenses, for slot machine license application, for supplier licenses and for manufacturer licenses, providing for nongaming service provider, further providing for slot machine testing and certification standards and for license renewals, providing for slot machine license operation fee and further providing for change in ownership or control of slot machine licensee; repealing provisions related to multiple slot machine license prohibition and prohibiting undue economic concentration; in table games, further providing for authorization to conduct table games, for table game tournaments, for other financial transactions, for table game device and associated equipment testing and certification standards, for table game authorization fee and for local share assessment; providing for interactive gaming, for sports wagering, sports wagering tax and local fee assessment and for slot machines at nonprimary locations; in revenues, further providing for gross terminal revenue deductions, for establishment of State Gaming Fund and net slot machine revenue distribution and for Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund; in administration and enforcement, further providing for responsibility and authority of the Department of Revenue, for wagering on credit, for compulsive and problem gambling program, for financial and employment interests, for political influence, for regulation requiring exclusion or ejection of certain persons, for repeat offenders excludable from licensed gaming facility, for list of persons self excluded from gaming activities, for investigations and enforcement and for prohibited acts and penalties and providing for casino liquor licenses; in miscellaneous provisions, further providing for appropriations and for repayments to State Gaming Fund; providing for video gaming; establishing the Video Gaming Fund, the Fire Company and Emergency Responder Grant Fund, the City of the First Class Enforcement Fund, the Lottery Stabilization Fund and the Gun Violence Task Force Fund; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of gambling devices, gambling, etc.; and making related repeals.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 661-663), June 14, 2017 [Senate]
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