Senate Bill No. 1090
Special Act No. 15-7
AN ACT CONCERNING GAMING.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Tribal business entity" means the business entity registered with the Secretary of the State to do business in the state and owned exclusively by both the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.
(2) "Municipality" means a town, city, borough, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough.
(3) "Casino gaming facility" means any building or other facility intended to be used for professional gambling, as defined in section 53-278a of the general statutes.
(b) The tribal business entity may issue a request for proposals to municipalities regarding the establishment of a possible casino gaming facility in a municipality. The request shall include, but need not be limited to, a description of the needs of the tribal business entity for the purpose of carrying on the business of a casino gaming facility. The tribal business entity shall submit any such request for proposals to the Department of Consumer Protection. The department shall post such request for proposals on its Internet web site.
(c) Any municipality may respond to such request for proposals. The tribal business entity may enter into a development agreement with a municipality regarding the establishment of a possible casino gaming facility in such municipality. Any such development agreement shall be contingent upon amendments to state law enacted by the General Assembly that provide for the operation of and participation in a casino gaming facility by such tribal business entity.
(d) The tribal business entity may not establish a casino gaming facility in the state until the General Assembly has amended state law to provide for the operation of and participation in a casino gaming facility by such tribal business entity and such law has taken effect.
(e) If the tribal business entity issues a request for proposals pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, such tribal business entity shall submit, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on or before the twenty-fifth day of each month, not later than one month after the issuance of a request for proposals, a report for the calendar month immediately preceding summarizing the activities of the tribal business entity with regard to such request for proposals to the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety and to the Attorney General.
(f) The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the formation of more than one tribal business entity.
(g) If a final judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of this section invalid, unlawful or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions of this section shall be inoperative and have no effect.
Approved June 19, 2015