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Gambling Legislation 2019

Bill Number Bill Title Brief Explanation Status Companion Bill Documents

HB 1302

Creating a self-exclusion program for persons with a gambling problem or gambling disorder

Would authorize the Gambling Commission to create rules for a state-wide self-exclusion program for licensed card rooms and also create a process for tribal operations to voluntarily opt into the program.  Similar legislation—HB 2332 and SB 6331—was supported by the Commission during the 2018 session.

Feb 4:  House Commerce & Gaming Committee passed 1st substitute bill

Feb 20: Scheduled for public hearing in the House Appropriations Committee at 3:30PM

 

SB 5416

Self-exclusion program info

SB 5416

Creating a self-exclusion program for persons with a gambling problem or gambling disorder

Would authorize the Gambling Commission to create rules for a state-wide self-exclusion program for licensed card rooms and also create a process for tribal operations to voluntarily opt into the program.  Similar legislation—HB 2332 and SB 6331—was supported by the Commission during the 2018 session.

Feb 12: Senate Commerce & Labor Committee passed 1st substitute bill

Feb 14: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading

Feb 19: Made eligible to be placed on second reading

HB 1302

Self-exclusion program info

HB 1880

Creating a joint legislative task force on problem gambling

Would create a joint legislative task force on problem gambling in order for there to be a comprehensive review of current problem gambling funding, services, programs, and policies. The task force will be responsible for providing recommendations to the Legislature on how to assist problem gamblers.

Feb 19: Scheduled for executive session in the House Commerce & Gaming Committee at 3:30PM

SB 5818

 

SB 5818

Creating a joint legislative task force on problem gambling

Would create a joint legislative task force on problem gambling in order for there to be a comprehensive review of current problem gambling funding, services, programs, and policies. The task force will be responsible for providing recommendations to the Legislature on how to assist problem gamblers.

Feb 4:  First reading, referred to Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 1880

 

SB 5129

Increasing revenues for the support of state government

Would raise B&O tax by 1% for commerical and nonprofit gambling licensees

Jan 16: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means

HB 1343

 

HB 1343

Increasing revenues for the support of state government

Would raise B&O tax by 1% for commerical and nonprofit gambling licensees

Jan 18: First reading, referred to Finance.

SB 5129

 

SB 5595

Exempting certain charitable or nonprofit organizations from obtaining a gambling license

Would allow a charitable or nonprofit organization to conduct bingo, raffles or amusement games without obtaining a license if net revenues do not exceed $1,500 in a calendar year.

Jan 24:  First reading, referred to Senate Labor & Commerce Committee

 

 

HB 1975

Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts

Authorizes sports wagering under the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts expressly addressing how sports wagering will be conducted, operated, and regulated. Provides that gambling information related to authorized sports wagering may be transmitted over the Internet, but requires a wager to be placed and accepted only while the customer is physically at the gaming facility. Defines terms including "sports wagering," "professional sport or athletic event," and "collegiate sport or athletic event

Feb 14: Public hearing in the House Commerce & Gaming Committee

   

HB 1992

Concerning sports wagering

 

Feb 11: First reading, referred to House Commerce & Gaming Committee

 

 

SB 5886

Relating to promoting the economic growth of the video game industry

 

Feb 11: First reading. Held at the Desk.

 

 

HB 2041

Relating to promoting the economic growth of the video game industry

 

Feb 14: First reading, referred to House Commerce & Gaming Committee

 

 

 

Legislation relating to law enforcement...

Bill Number

Bill Title

Brief Explanation

Status

Companion Bill

Documents

HB 1064

Concerning law enforcement

Requires de-escalation training; requires LE to provide first aid at the earliest safe opportunity; requires an independent investigation to determine if deadly force meets the good faith standard; requires the state to reimburse a peace officer for defense costs if found not guilty or no charges are filed

Feb 4:  Signed by Governor. Effective 2/4/19.

SB 5029

Letter in support of HB1064

SB 5029

Concerning law enforcement

Requires de-escalation training; requires LE to provide first aid at the earliest safe opportunity; requires an independent investigation to determine if deadly force meets the good faith standard; requires the state to reimburse a peace officer for defense costs if found not guilty or no charges are filed

Jan 17: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice: LAW - Majority; do pass.

Jan 18: Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

HB 1064

Letter in support of SB5029

HB 1929

Restricting animal fighting paraphernalia

Makes possession of animal fighting parapehnaila a Class C felony. Defines "animal fighting paraphenalia"

Feb 21: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00AM

 

 

HB 1919

Preventing and responding to animal abuse

A person who intentionally mutilates an animal in furtherance of animal fighting would be a Class B felony

Feb 21: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00AM