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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 711 (As amended by A04264)

Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE MARSICO

Printer's No. 1460

  

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Amend Bill, page 1, by inserting between lines 20 and 21

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(A04264)

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Amend Bill, page 158, by inserting between lines 28 and 29

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(b.1)  Disposition in certain third class counties.--

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(1)  The tax imposed by subsection (a)(2) in a county of

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the third class with a thoroughbred racetrack shall be

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deposited into a restricted account established in the

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to be used

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exclusively by the county commissioners of the third class

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county where the facility is located for a Violent Crime Task

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Force composed of members of county and municipal law

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enforcement agencies to reduce gang violence, gun trafficking

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and violence and drug-related crimes. The commissioners shall

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appoint an advisory committee to be chaired by the district

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attorney and composed of chiefs and directors of county and

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municipal law enforcement agencies. The advisory committee

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shall make recommendations to the county commissioners for

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the priorities and expenditures of the task force. The

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district attorney shall direct and coordinate the operations

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and personnel of the task force.

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(2)  The tax imposed by subsection (a)(3) in a county of

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the third class with a thoroughbred racetrack shall be

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distributed to the host municipality, subject, however, to

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the budgetary limitations in this paragraph. If the licensed

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facility and associated land are located in more than one

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second class township, $120,000 annually shall be paid to

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each township by the licensed gaming entity operating a

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licensed facility and associated land located in those

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townships, subject, however, to the budgetary limitation in

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this paragraph. The amount allocated to the designated

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townships in this paragraph shall not exceed 50% of their

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total budget for fiscal year 2009-2010, adjusted for

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inflation in subsequent years by an amount not to exceed an

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annual cost-of-living adjustment calculated by applying the

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percentage change in the Consumer Price Index immediately

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prior to the date the adjustment is due to take effect. Any

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remaining funds shall be deposited in the restricted account

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established by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and

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Delinquency in this subsection and shall be used for the

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purposes of implementing this subsection.

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(3)  This subsection shall only apply to those counties

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in which a licensed facility and associated lands are located

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in two counties.

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(4)  For the purposes of this subsection, the term

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"associated land" shall mean land that is owned by and

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adjacent to a licensed facility and other areas owned by the

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licensed facility, including racetracks, grazing fields or

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any other adjoining real property.

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