Comments: IL SB0494 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Video Gaming Act. Provides that a home rule municipality may not impose a fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal in excess of $250 per year; however, a home rule municipality that imposed a fee on the operation of a video gaming terminal on or before January 1, 2021 may retain its fee structure in place before January 1, 2021 but may not increase fees beyond the limit provided. Provides that the cost of any fee for the operation of a video gaming terminal shall be shared equally between the terminal operator and the applicable establishment authorized to conduct video gaming under the Act. Provides that the licensure, registration, regulation of video gaming, and the imposition of fees and other charges under the Act in connection with licensure, registration, and regulation, are exclusive powers and functions of the State. Provides that no home rule municipality or non-home rule unit may license, register, or otherwise regulate, or impose any type of fee or any other charge upon, a manufacturer, distributor, terminal operator, licensed technician, licensed terminal handler, licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment. Prohibits a home rule municipality or non-home rule unit from imposing any type of tax upon licensees, occupations, and other activities authorized under the Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-16 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB0494 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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