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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 59: Gaming Revenue Fund

  Section 59. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a Gaming Revenue Fund which shall receive revenues collected from the tax on gross gaming revenue received from gaming licensees. The commission shall be the trustee of the fund and shall transfer monies in the fund as follows:

  (1) 100 per cent of the revenue received from a category 2 licensee shall be transferred to the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63; and

  (2) 100 per cent of the revenue received from a category 1 licensee shall be transferred as follows:

[ Subclause (a) of clause (2) effective until March 4, 2020. For text effective March 4, 2020, see below.]

  (a) 2 per cent to the Massachusetts Cultural and Performing Arts Mitigation Trust Fund established in section 2IIIII of chapter 29;

[ Subclause (a) of clause (2) as amended by 2020, 31, Sec. 4 effective March 4, 2020. For text effective until March 4, 2020, see above.]

  (a) 2 per cent to the Massachusetts Cultural and Performing Arts Mitigation Trust Fund established in section 2HHHHH of chapter 29;

  (b) 1 per cent to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund to fund tourist promotion agencies under subsection (b) of section 13T of chapter 23A;

  (c) 6.5 per cent to the Community Mitigation Fund established in section 61;

  (d) 4.5 per cent to the Local Capital Projects Fund, established in section 2EEEE of chapter 29;

  (e) 20 per cent to the Gaming Local Aid Fund, established in section 63;

  (f) 10 per cent to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund established in section 2H of chapter 29; provided, however, that in any fiscal year in which the amount appropriated in line-item 7061-0008 of the general appropriation act, paid from the General Fund, or the amount of unrestricted general government aid paid from the General Fund, including lottery aid distribution to cities and towns as paid from the General Fund under clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of said chapter 10 and the amount of additional funds distributed to cities and towns as additional assistance paid from the General Fund, is less than that of the previous fiscal year, up to 1/2 of the funds otherwise directed to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund under this section, up to an amount equal to the deficiency between said appropriations for the current and previous fiscal years, shall be transferred to the Gaming Local Aid Fund in addition to the 20 per cent under subclause (e);

  (g) 14 per cent to the Education Fund established in section 64;

  (h) 9.5 per cent to the Gaming Economic Development Fund established in section 2DDDD of said chapter 29;

  (i) 10 per cent shall be credited to the Debt and Long-Term Liability Reduction Trust Fund established in section 2ZZZZ of chapter 29;

  (j) 15 per cent to the Transportation Infrastructure and Development Fund established in section 62;

  (k) 5 per cent to the Public Health Trust Fund established in section 58; and

  (l) 2.5 per cent to the Race Horse Development Fund established in section 60.