Bill Text: TX HJR37 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners or similar gaming devices; authorizing a fee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-11-24 - Filed [HJR37 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HJR37-Introduced.html
  87R590 ADM-F
 
  By: Raymond H.J.R. No. 37
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option
  elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners or
  similar gaming devices; authorizing a fee.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 47, Article III, Texas Constitution, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (f) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The Legislature shall pass laws prohibiting lotteries
  and gift enterprises in this State other than those authorized by
  Subsections (b), (d), (d-1), [and] (e), and (f) of this section.
         (f)  The Legislature by law may authorize and regulate the
  operation of gaming devices commonly known as eight-liners or
  similar gaming devices. A law enacted under this subsection must
  allow the qualified voters voting at an election in any county,
  justice precinct, or municipality to determine by majority vote
  whether the gaming devices may be legally operated or prohibited in
  the county, justice precinct, or municipality. The Legislature may
  impose a fee on the gaming devices approved by a majority of the
  voters or authorize a political subdivision to impose a fee on the
  gaming devices. The Legislature may determine the rate of the fee
  and the allocation of the revenue from the fee notwithstanding any
  other provision of this Constitution governing the rate or
  allocation of occupations taxes.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing local
  option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of
  eight-liners or similar gaming devices."
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