SB550 HFIN AMT 3-8                                         McO

    Eng. Com. Sub. For S. B. 550 -- ”A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-23-12d; to amend and reenact §29-22A-6, §29-22A-10 and §29-22A-10c of said code; and to amend and reenact §29-25-19 and §29-25-22 of said code, all relating to all relating generally to gaming at licensed racetracks and historic resort hotels; allowing simulcast pari-mutuel racing and wagering at certain historic resort hotels; defining terms; permitting the issuing of licenses; providing for payments; setting forth conditions for out-of-state tracks and interstate pools; registering of persons conducting wagering activities; setting forth the licensee’s retainage; setting forth the amounts of payments made by a licensee and to whom they are to be paid; making reference to certain federal law; authorizing rulemaking; exempting certain pari-mutuel wagering and equipment, services and supplies from state sales and service taxes; permitting licensees at racetracks and historic resort hotels to establish minimum and maximum wager limits at video lottery terminals; authorizing the use of video lottery terminal bill acceptors for all United States currency; directing up to $10 million each year until June 30, 2020, from racetrack video lottery gross terminal income into a new racetrack modernization fund to be used to subsidize racetrack purchases of new video lottery terminals and related equipment; reducing the required life for capital investments by licensees at racetracks to be reimbursed from the Capital Investment Fund; extending the time for recoupment of expenditures for capital improvements; and directing that two and one-half percent of the gross terminal income of certain historic resort hotels be deposited into a new historic resort hotel modernization fund to be used to subsidize certain historic resort hotel purchases.”.