Bill Status of HB3564 99th General Assembly
Short Description: GAMING-VARIOUS
Rep. Robert Rita - John M. Cabello
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 and the Riverboat Gambling Act to authorize electronic gaming at race tracks (and makes conforming changes in various Acts). Further amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Makes various changes concerning Board members. Contains provisions concerning testing of horses. Further amends the Riverboat Gambling Act. Changes the short title to the Illinois Gambling Act and changes corresponding references to the Act throughout the statutes. Adds 4 additional owners licenses. 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 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, plus reasonable interest costs, to the City of Chicago. 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. Limits the number of positions that may be operated. Provides that no admissions tax shall be imposed upon admissions. Makes changes in provisions concerning the admission tax and privilege tax. Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, 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.