Bill Text: IN SB0636 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Economic development in Gary. Permits a licensed owner operating a riverboat in Gary to relocate one of the owner's licenses to operate an inland casino within the city of Gary. Requires the second Gary riverboat license to be sold to operate an inland casino to be operated at a location greater than 100 miles from Gary. Provides that the city of Gary may negotiate the percentage of the sales prices of the second Gary riverboat license that shall be evenly divided between the city of Gary, the Gary port authority, and the greater Gary community foundation. Requires 20% of the adjusted gross receipts of the second license be distributed to the city of Gary for 20 years. Requires the gaming commission to study and make a recommendation for a formula for East Chicago and Hammond to be held harmless from the Gary casino relocating to an inland casino. Provides that the Gary port authority (port authority) may operate a multimodal district within Gary with a Class I railroad. Provides that a member of the board of the port authority may not be a member of the development board of the northwest Indiana regional development authority. Provides that the port authority must have an executive director. Provides duties of the port authority. Provides that the city of Gary shall initiate the formation of the greater Gary community foundation (foundation). Requires the foundation, Ivy Tech Community College, and Gary industry to create a coalition to focus on education and workforce development. Requires the coalition to fund and implement comprehensive apprenticeship and workforce development programs. Requires the coalition to work with the Gary community school corporation to plan a new central campus and career center. Requires Ivy Tech to develop a credentialing program in certain industries. Creates the Gary environmental and remediation fund (fund). Requires the port authority to submit a report to the legislative council concerning a recommended appropriation for the fund and whether a tax incentive is necessary for the fund. Requires Gary and the greater Gary community foundation to enter into a community workforce agreement to promote certain objectives concerning the multimodal development.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - First reading: referred to Committee on Appropriations [SB0636 Detail]

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