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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3123         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2504

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Matthew A. Beaton and Kimberly N. Ferguson

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to certain taxpayer protections regarding casino gaming.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3123        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2504

By Representatives Beaton of Shrewsbury and Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2504) of Matthew A. Beaton, Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the tax on gross gaming revenues, the waiting period for certain former public officials to be employed by gaming licensees and prohibiting financial assistance from state funds for gaming licensees.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to certain taxpayer protections regarding casino gaming.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended in section 55 of proposed chapter 23k, by adding the following subsection:- "(e) The commission shall not authorize a daily tax rate for any gaming license that is lower than the rates established in subsections (a) and (b) of this section as of the original effective date of this act.”

              SECTION 2. Section 49 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended by striking out the word “one” and inserting, in place thereof, the word :- five.

              SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no gaming licensee, affiliate, or close associate, or subsidiary of a gaming licensee, as defined by section 2 of chapter 23K, shall be eligible for or receive a financial assistance using taxpayer dollars from the Commonwealth.

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