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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2792         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 310

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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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 to equalize gaming opportunities statewide.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2792        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 310

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 310) of Antonio F. D. Cabral relative to the prequalifying of applicants for licensing by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to equalize gaming opportunities statewide.
 

              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: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if any of the following has not occurred: 1) a mutually agreed-upon compact has been signed by the governor and Indian tribe; 2) said compact  has been approved by the general court; 3) said compact has received final approval from the United States Department of the Interior; and 4) the United States Department of the Interior has taken land into trust on behalf of the tribe, then the Massachusetts Gaming Commission shall complete a prequalification process for applicants for a category 1 license in region C, as defined by Section 19(a) of chapter 23K of the general laws as appearing in the 2010 official edition, in sufficient time in order to issue a request for applications to prequalified applicants for a category 1 license in region C not later than the Commission issues a request for applications to prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in either region A or B.  The Commission shall render its final determination on applications from prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in region C no later than it renders its final determinations on applications from prequalified applicants for category 1 licenses in either region A or B.  The Commission shall issue a category 1 license in each region in which a prequalified applicant has met the minimum requirements contained in said chapter.

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