SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 23K of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition “Rewards card” the following definition:-
“School zone”, a geographical radius of 1,325 feet of any portion of the real property comprising a public or private accredited preschool, accredited headstart facility, elementary, vocational, or secondary school.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after clause (12) the following clause:-
(12½) assure that a license shall not be issued for a gaming establishment located within a school zone.
SECTION 3. Section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (15) of subsection (a) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(15) the location of the proposed gaming establishment, which shall include the address, maps, book and page numbers from the appropriate registry of deeds or certificate number from the appropriate land court, assessed value of the land at the time of application and ownership interests over the past 20 years, including all interests, options, agreements in property and demographic, geographic and environmental information and any other information requested by the commission; provided, however, that no gaming establishment shall be located within a school zone.
SECTION 4. Section 15 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “chapter”, in line 22, the following words:- ; and provided, that no such land shall be located within a school zone.
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