LD 555 (subjects: GAMBLING , CASINO GAMBLING )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=555&PID=1456&snum=127
Principal Sponsor: Rep. Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians: (U – District 154) — e-mail | Facebook
- Rep. Matthew Dana II of the Passamaquoddy Tribe: (I – District 153) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Michael Willette of Aroostook: (R – District 2) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/26/2015||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.
|2/26/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.|
|3/10/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Distribute a Portion of Proceeds from the Oxford Casino to the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs
Sec. 1. 8 MRSA 1036, sub- 2-A, as amended by PL 2013, c. 118, 2, is further amended to read:
(1) The University of Maine System share is the total amount of the distribution multiplied by the ratio of enrolled students in the system to the total number of enrolled students both in the system and at the Maine Maritime Academy; and
(2) The Maine Maritime Academy share is the total amount of the distribution multiplied by the ratio of enrolled students at the academy to the total number of enrolled students both in the system and at the academy;
If a recipient of net slot machine income in paragraph D, H or I owns or receives funds from a slot machine facility or casino, other than the casino in Oxford County or the slot machine facility in Bangor, then the recipient may not receive funds under this subsection, and those funds must be retained by the Oxford County casino operator.
This bill provides the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians the same distribution of net slot machine income from casino slot machines operated in Oxford County as is provided to the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe under current law.
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This information about LD 555 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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