Maine LD 516: An Act Regarding Gaming

LD 516 (subjects: GAMBLING , LOTTERIES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=516&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Louis Luchini of Ellsworth: (D – District 132) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
3/31/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ.
On motion of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of the Committee Report.

Later today assigned.
3/31/2015 House Unfinished Business
4/1/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, The Committee Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 10
(Yeas 141 – Nays 8 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-24) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-24).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate Reports READ On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE of the Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-24) Report , in concurrence. Unfinished Business
4/7/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/9/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/14/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/16/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/21/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, Report Accepted , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-24) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/23/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-24), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.
5/13/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 71V
119 having voted in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
5/19/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/20/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
LD 516 In Senate, May 20, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 28 in Favor and 6 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN. , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 516 as originally introduced. L.D. 516 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-24) .

An Act Regarding Gaming

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the laws governing the Maine State Lottery are vague with regard to the authority of the State Liquor and Lottery Commission to conduct certain games of chance; and

Whereas, the Legislature should have the opportunity to provide input if the commission intends to offer games of chance to the public in a manner substantially different from the way lottery tickets and shares are currently sold to the public; and

Whereas, information has been presented that indicates the commission intends, within the next 6 months, to offer games of chance in a manner substantially different from the way lottery tickets and shares are currently sold; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 8 MRSA 374, first , as enacted by PL 1987, c. 505, 2, is amended to read:

The commission shall meet with the director, not less than once each month, to promulgate adopt and amend rules, subject to the approval of the commissioner, relating to the lotteries; to make recommendations and set policy for state lotteries and to transact other business that may be properly brought before the commission. Lotteries under this section may include, but are not limited to, draw games in which the prize paid to a winning player is calculated as a share of the prize pool but may not include draw games in which a player wins a set prize amount based on the wager made by the player and in which the operator keeps all losing wagers, as with the draw game commonly known as keno. Rules adopted by the commission shall must be adopted in a manner consistent with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This bill clarifies the authority of the State Liquor and Lottery Commission with regard to the conduct of lotteries. It provides that lotteries may include draw games in which the prize paid is calculated as a share of the prize pool but may not include draw games, such as keno, in which the player wins a set prize amount based on the wager made by the player.

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