91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0992
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Short description: 
RIVERBOAT GAMBLING-RELOCATE                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Riverboat Gambling Act.  Authorizes riverboat gambling      
   in Cook County, except on Lake Michigan.  Removes provision  requiring      
   that  riverboat  gambling  be  conducted  on  a  navigable  stream and      
   provides instead that riverboat gambling may be conducted on any water      
   within the  State  or  any  water,  other  than  Lake  Michigan,  that      
   constitutes  a  boundary  of  the  State.   Expands  the definition of      
   "riverboat" to  include  a  permanently  moored  barge.  Authorizes  a      
   licensee to conduct dockside gambling on its riverboats while they are      
   moored.  Removes  certain  geographical  limitations  on the home dock      
   locations of riverboats.  Authorizes riverboat  home  dock  relocation      
   under  certain  circumstances.  Provides that riverboat licenses shall      
   be renewed for periods of 4  years,  unless  the  Board  sets  shorter      
   periods.  Effective immediately.                                            
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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