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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4184        FILED ON: 12/29/2011

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo M. Scaccia

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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 casino referenda.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Mark C. Montigny

 

William F. Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4184        FILED ON: 12/29/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4049

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin (Secretary of the Commonwealth) and others relative to ballot questions concerning the issuance of licenses for gaming establishments.  Election Laws. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to casino referenda.

 

              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 18 of Chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 16, by striking the words “, or with the city or town clerk if the question appears on ballots” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “or if a question concerns the issuance of a license for a gaming establishment in accordance with clause thirteen of section fifteen of chapter twenty-three K.  Other questions which appear on ballots”

              And, in line 17, by inserting after the words “state election” the following:- “shall be filed with the city or town clerk.”

              And, in line 81, by inserting after the word “voters” the following:- “other than a question concerning the issuance of a license for a gaming establishment in accordance with clause thirteen of section fifteen of chapter twenty-three K”

              And, in line 82, by inserting after the words “state election” the following new paragraph:-

              "Political committees favoring or opposing a question submitted to the voters of a city or town concerning the issuance of a license for a gaming establishment in that city or town shall file reports with the director on (1) the sixtieth day prior to the election complete as of the preceding fifth day; (2) the fifth and twentieth day of each month complete as of the preceding first and fifteenth day of the month, until the election; (3) the thirtieth day following said election complete as of the preceding tenth day; and (4) the twentieth day of January of each year complete as of the thirty-first day of  December of the prior year until all declared liabilities of such election have been discharged."

                

              SECTION 2.       Section 22 of Chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 27, by inserting after the word “election” the following:- “other than a question concerning the issuance of a license for a gaming establishment in accordance with clause thirteen of section fifteen of chapter twenty three K”

              And, in line 39, by inserting after the word “discharged” the following new paragraph:-

                   “Any person or corporation, association, organization, or other group of persons, other than a political committee organized under section 5, favoring or opposing a question submitted to the voters of a city or town concerning the issuance of a license for a gaming establishment in that city or town in accordance with clause thirteen of section fifteen of chapter twenty three K, shall file reports required to be filed under the provisions of this section with the director on (1) the sixtieth day prior to the election complete as of the preceding fifth day; (2) the fifth and twentieth day of each month complete as of the preceding first and fifteenth day of the month, until the election; (3) the thirtieth day following said election complete as of the preceding tenth day; and (4) the twentieth day of January of each year complete as of the thirty-first day of  December of the prior year until all declared liabilities of such election have been discharged.”

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