CHAPTER 283

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 514

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 48, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE LOTTERY

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 4815(b)(3)(a), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the number “$1,500,000” and replacing it with the number “$750,000”.

Section 2. Amend § 4815(b) (3) (a), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the sentence beginning with phrase “Effective July 1, 2006,” and replacing it with the following sentence: “Effective July 1, 2008, the State shall also pay $250,000 of the proceeds received under this section from a licensee under this chapter which conducts live thoroughbred horse racing to fund the State's contribution to the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP).”

Section 3. Amend § 4815(b)(3)(d), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentences at the end of the paragraph to read as follows:

“Effective July 1, 2008, the rate of the additional surcharge fee mentioned above in this subparagraph shall be increased to 3.25% of the commission due to the video lottery agent under this subparagraph and then the video lottery agent shall pay all equipment costs consisting of video lottery machine license or proprietary fees. For video lottery agents licensed only to conduct horse racing meets under Chapter 101 of Title 3 or Chapter 4 of Title 28, such agents shall pay $250,000 of the proceeds received under this section to fund the video lottery agent’s contribution to the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program (DCTP) annually. Said amount shall be allocated as of January 1 of each calendar year.

For video lottery agents licensed only to conduct harness racing meets under Chapter 100 of Title 3, each agent shall pay $375,000 of the proceeds received under this section to fund the video lottery agent’s contribution to the Delaware Standardbred Breeder's Program annually. Said amount shall be allocated as of January 1 of each calendar year.

Effective July 1, 2009, the rate of the additional surcharge fee mentioned above in this subparagraph shall be increased to 5.25% of the commission due to the video lottery agent under this subparagraph.”

Section 4. Amend § 4815(b)(1), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the sentence beginning with the phrase “In any 1 fiscal year,” in its entirety.

Section 5. Amend § 4819(c), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase

“, or between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sundays” in its entirety.

Section 6. Amend § 4815(b)(3)(a), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase “a portion of” in its entirety.

Section 7. Amend § 4815(b)(1), Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentences at the end of the paragraph to read as follows:

“If the amount of money given away as free promotional play by a video lottery agent and used by players exceeds the amount authorized by the Lottery Director and the Secretary of Finance authorized during a fiscal year, the video lottery agent shall reimburse net proceeds the amount of the overage which will be distributed as outlined in § 4815(b)(2) and § 4815(b)(3) of Chapter 48.”

Approved July 01,2008