Gaming and local control. SB 179.

Local control.

V. "Allows municipalities to accept video lottery gaming in their municipalities by referendum or vote at town meetings."

Allowing local New Hampshire communities to decide if they want casinos.

I'm confident how this vote would go. This vote also might be different than the idea of "social capital"  advanced by the New Hampshire Chairitible Foundation.

This legislation, if passed, would bring tourism, taxbase and jobs into New Hampshire.    

SENATE BILL 179-FN-A-LOCAL

AN ACT providi Providing for the recovery of horse racing, and expanding gaming operations in the north country and at pari-mutuel locations.

SPONSORS:          Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. Downing, Dist 22; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Rep. Gionet, Graf 3; Rep. Ingersoll, Coos 4; Rep. Ingram, Rock 4; Rep.Wells, Rock 8; Rep. Thomas, Coos 4

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This bill:

I. Allows video lottery gaming at up to 2 licensees in the north country selected by the lottery commission and at pari-mutuel locations.

II. Establishes the gaming enforcement division of the state police.

III. Allows video lottery gaming at select locations in the north country.

IV. Allows video lottery gaming at licensed horse and dog racing tracks.

V. Allows municipalities to accept video lottery gaming in their municipalities by referendum or vote at town meetings.

VI. Distributes certain proceeds from video lottery gaming to the general fund, the municipality in which the video lottery game takes place, the county in which the video lottery gaming takes place, the alcohol and drug abuse treatment fund for problem gambling, the department of resources and economic development, and the police standards and training council fund.

I did not see either a fiscal note or hearing date for this legislation.