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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1768         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 197

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 gaming.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1768        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 197

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 197) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to gaming.  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 relative to 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-  There is hereby established and set up on the books of the Commonwealth a fund to be known as the “Priority Expense Fund”, in which shall be deposited all of the proceeds from the internet gaming, so-called, as authorized by Section 2 of this act, together with any sums appropriated from time to time by the General Court, and any funds obtained by grants, gifts or other means.

              Section 2-  Chapter 23K of the general laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section

              Section 2A-  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a gaming license pursuant to Chapter 23K of the general laws may also be licensed, subject to the other provisions of said chapter and such other rules and regulations as the commission may establish, to conduct gaming operations via the internet, provided that such  operations do not include or reflect gaming mechanisms operated by the state lottery program of those simulating or resembling slot machines, so-called, provided that such license obtains an Internet Gaming License pursuant to this section.  An applicant for an Internet Gaming License shall conform to all other relevant provisions of this chapter.

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