Bill Status of HB2939 99th General Assembly
Short Description: GAMING-CHICAGO CASINO/BOAT
Rep. Robert Rita
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Riverboat Gambling Act. Changes the short title to the Illinois Gambling Act and changes corresponding references to the Act throughout the statutes. Authorizes the Illinois Gaming Board to conduct gambling operations on a riverboat or in a casino, through a licensed manager, within the City of Chicago. Provides that the City of Chicago shall select the site for the gambling operation and acquire, upon consultation with the Capital Development Board, any land necessary for its construction, including by condemnation or eminent domain, and the City of Chicago shall convey to the Illinois Gaming Board property so acquired upon reimbursement to the City of Chicago of the purchase price of the property, plus reasonable interest costs. Requires the Capital Development Board to construct, repair, and maintain, or contract for and supervise the construction, repair, and maintenance of, facilities for use by the Board to conduct the gambling operations. Provides deadlines for the selection of a licensed manager for the gambling operations and limits the number of positions that may be operated. Provides that no admissions tax shall be imposed upon admissions to that gambling operation. Amends the Riverboat Gambling Act and the Video Gaming Act to prohibit political contributions from certain licensees. Makes other changes. Contains a severability clause. Effective September 1, 2015.