Bill Status of HB5134 96th General Assembly
Short Description: VIDEO GAMING-OPT OUT
Rep. Renée Kosel
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Video Gaming Act. Requires the municipal clerk or county clerk to file a copy of the ordinance or election results that results in the prohibition of video gaming within the municipality or county with the Illinois Gaming Board. Requires the Illinois Gaming Board to keep a list of any municipality or county that prohibits video gaming. Provides that, if a municipality or county prohibits video gaming, then no video gaming terminals may be offered for play within the municipality or county, including video gaming terminals operated for amusement only and bearing a valid amusement tax sticker issued prior to July 13, 2009. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that a mechanical device played for amusement that is located within a municipality or county that has prohibited video gaming under the Video Gaming Act is a "gambling device". Includes within the definition of "gambling place" any real estate, vehicle, boat, or other property whatsoever located within a municipality or county that prohibits video gaming as provided in the Video Gaming Act that offers for play a video gaming terminal operated for amusement only. Provides that, if a person knowingly offers for play a video gaming terminal within a municipality or county that prohibits video gaming as provided in the Video Gaming Act, then the fine is $5,000 per video gaming terminal. Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that, of the amounts in excess of $2,500 collected as fines for knowingly offering for play a video gaming terminal within a municipality or county that prohibits video gaming, one-half shall be deposited into the Capital Projects Fund and the other one-half shall be allocated to the police authority that initiated the procedure leading to the imposition of the fines. Effective immediately.