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Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7059

   
 

*SB0095707059SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. LARSON, 3rd Dist.

SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 957

File No. 310

Cal. No. 173

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF GAMING AND THE AUTHORIZATION OF A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE. "

Strike lines 382 to 413, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(c) Such authorization shall not be effective unless the following conditions have been met:

(1) (A) The Governor enters into amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot procedures and to the Mashantucket Pequot memorandum of understanding with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and amendments to the Mohegan compact and to the Mohegan memorandum of understanding with the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut concerning the operation of a casino gaming facility in the state.

(B) The amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot procedures and the Mohegan compact shall include a provision that the authorization of MMCT Venture, LLC, to conduct authorized games in the state does not terminate the moratorium against the operation of video facsimile games by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut on each tribe's reservation.

(C) The amendments to each tribe's memorandum of understanding shall include a provision that the authorization of MMCT Venture, LLC, to conduct authorized games in the state does not relieve each tribe from each tribe's obligation to contribute a percentage of the gross operating revenues of video facsimile games to the state as provided in each tribe's memorandum of understanding.

(2) The amendment to the Mashantucket Pequot procedures and to the Mohegan compact is approved by the General Assembly pursuant to section 3-6c of the general statutes.

(3) The amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot procedures and to the Mohegan compact is approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior pursuant to the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P. L. 100-497, 25 USC 2701 et seq. , and its implementing regulations. If such approval is overturned by a court in a final judgment, which is not appealable, the authorization provided under this section shall cease to be effective.

(4) The amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot memorandum of understanding and to the Mohegan memorandum of understanding are approved by the General Assembly pursuant to the process described in section 3-6c of the general statutes.

(5) The governing bodies of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut enact resolutions providing (A) that if MMCT Venture, LLC, fails to pay any fees or taxes due the state, the tribes, as the members of MMCT Venture, LLC, waive the possible defense of sovereign immunity with respect to any action or claim by the state against the tribes as the members of MMCT Venture, LLC, to the extent such action or claim is permitted to be brought against a member of a limited liability company under state law to collect any fees or taxes, while preserving any other defenses available to the tribes, and (B) that any such action may be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act, charter or ordinance, the town of East Windsor may, by affirmative vote of a majority of the town's board of selectmen, enter into a written agreement with any party owning or proposing to acquire an interest in real property in the town, that fixes the assessment of (1) any such real property which is the subject of the agreement, and all improvements thereon or therein and to be constructed thereon or therein, and (2) all taxable personal property, whether owned or leased, to be located on such real property. Such agreement or any modification, renewal or extension thereof shall be for a period of not more than ten years. Such agreement may provide that the owner or lessee of such personal property is not required to submit a personal property declaration in the town during the period for which such agreement is in effect. The provisions of this section shall only apply if such real property, improvements and personal property are owned, leased or used in connection with a casino gaming facility, as defined in section 12-557b of the general statutes, as amended by this act. For the purposes of this section, "improvements" includes the rehabilitation of any structure that is in existence on the effective date of this section and is rehabilitated for use by a casino gaming facility. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

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