HB1720 Changes certain license and enforcement procedures for excursion gambling boats.
Sponsor: Treadway, Joseph L. (96) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 4123L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: MISCELLANEOUS BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
03/01/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1720
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HB 1720 -- Gaming

Sponsor:  Treadway

This bill makes several changes to gaming provisions.  In its
main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Extends to January 1, 2005, the expiration date of the
requirement that the state lottery award certain percentages of
its contracts and subcontracts to women- and minority-owned
businesses;

(2)  Allows tokens to be physical or electronic;

(3)  Requires applicants for licensure or license renewal to
provide an affirmative action plan to the Missouri Gaming
Commission and to report on the plan's effectiveness to the
commission at renewal periods.  The commission must report the
licensee's information in its annual report to the Joint
Committee on Gaming and Wagering;

(4)  Changes the license renewal period from every 2 years to no
fewer than 2 years and no more than 3 years.  In current law,
the initial license period and first renewal are for one year,
and subsequent renewals are every 2 years;

(5)  Adds commission-approved persons or entities as eligible to
supply gambling games or implements;

(6)  Authorizes the commission without limitation to deny a
license to an applicant based solely on the fact that there is
evidence that the applicant has engaged in certain activities,
including being suspended from operating a gambling boat in
another jurisdiction or making a false statement of a material
fact to the commission;

(7)  Authorizes the commission to deny an application for an
applicant's act or failure to act that is injurious to public
health, safety, morals, good order, or general welfare or would
tend to discredit the gaming industry or the state.  Current law
applies penalties only to licensees if they engage in the same
conduct;

(8)  Allows the bond or surety posted to the commission by the
licensee to be used to guarantee the completion of any expansion
or modification of a boat in a time period approved by the
commission, or August 28, 2004, whichever is later.  Failure to
complete the approved expansion or modification within the
specified period is sufficient grounds for non-renewal of a
license;

(9)  Extends the period of time within which a licensee may
request tax reassessment from 10 days to 20 days from the
postmark date; and

(10)  Specifies a penalty for permitting or aiding persons under
21 years of age to make a wager and persons younger than 21
years making or attempting to make a wager.  The first offense
is a class B misdemeanor; second and subsequent violations are
class A misdemeanors.


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