Substitute House Bill No. 6425
          Substitute House Bill No. 6425

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-277


AN ACT CONCERNING  THE TESTING OF RACING DOGS, THE
LICENSING  OF LOTTERY  CORPORATION  EMPLOYEES  AND
OFF-TRACK BETTING.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. (NEW) The executive director of the
Division   of  Special   Revenue   shall,   within
available appropriations, order  the collection of
urine specimens from  racing dogs following a race
or at any  time  during  a  meet  conducted by any
licensee authorized to  conduct  dog racing events
under  the  pari-mutuel   system.   The  executive
director  shall adopt  regulations  in  accordance
with the provisions  of  chapter 54 of the general
statutes  to  implement  the  provisions  of  this
section.
    Sec. 2. Subsection  (b)  of  section 12-577 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b) (1) The Auditors of Public Accounts shall,
as part of their audit of the accounts and records
of  The  University   of  Connecticut,  audit  the
accounts  and  records   of   the   microchemistry
laboratory at The  University of Connecticut which
is responsible for  the testing of urine of racing
dogs. Said auditors  shall  make a separate report
of their findings  relative  to the microchemistry
laboratory.
    (2) THE EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF
SPECIAL  REVENUE SHALL  TRANSFER  URINE  SPECIMENS
COLLECTED FROM RACING  DOGS  PURSUANT TO SECTION 1
OF THIS ACT  TO  THE MICROCHEMISTRY LABORATORY FOR
THE  TESTING  OF   SUCH   URINE   SPECIMENS.   THE
LABORATORY SHALL CONDUCT  SUCH  NUMBER OF TESTS ON
SUCH SPECIMENS AS  REQUIRED,  PROVIDED  THE  TOTAL
NUMBER OF SUCH  TESTS  CONDUCTED  DOES  NOT EXCEED
SIXTEEN THOUSAND IN ANY FISCAL YEAR.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW)   As  used  in  this  section,
"procedure"  shall  have   the   same  meaning  as
"procedure",  as defined  in  subdivision  (2)  of
section  1-120  of   the   general  statutes.  The
Division  of  Special   Revenue   shall,  for  the
purposes of sections  3  to  9, inclusive, of this
act, regulate the  activities  of  the Connecticut
Lottery Corporation to assure the integrity of the
state lottery. In  addition to the requirements of
the  provisions  of  chapter  12  of  the  general
statutes  and notwithstanding  the  provisions  of
section  12-806  of   the  general  statutes,  the
Connecticut Lottery Corporation  shall,  prior  to
implementing any procedure  designed to assure the
integrity of the state lottery, obtain the written
approval of the executive director of the Division
of Special Revenue  in accordance with regulations
adopted  under  section  12-568a  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 8 of this act.
    Sec. 4. (NEW)  No  person shall be employed by
the  Connecticut Lottery  Corporation  until  such
person has obtained an occupational license issued
by  the executive  director  of  the  Division  of
Special  Revenue in  accordance  with  regulations
adopted  under  section  12-568a  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 8 of this act.
    Sec. 5. (NEW)  The  executive  director of the
Division of Special Revenue may issue occupational
licenses to employees  of  the Connecticut Lottery
Corporation. In determining  whether  to  grant  a
license  to  any   such  employee,  the  executive
director  may  require  the  applicant  to  submit
information as to  such applicant's: (1) Financial
standing and credit which shall, at the discretion
of the executive  director,  be  updated annually;
(2) moral character;  (3) criminal record, if any;
(4)    previous   employment;    (5)    corporate,
partnership  or  association   affiliations;   (6)
ownership of personal  assets;  and (7) such other
information  as  the   executive   director  deems
pertinent  to  the   issuance   of  such  license,
provided the submission  of such other information
will assure the  integrity  of  the state lottery.
The executive director  may  reject for good cause
an application for a license and he may suspend or
revoke for good  cause  any  license issued by him
after  a  hearing  held  in  accordance  with  the
provisions of chapter  54 of the general statutes.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, such
occupational license shall  remain  in  effect and
not be subject  to  renewal throughout the term of
employment of any  such  employee  holding  such a
license. Any employee  of  the Connecticut Lottery
Corporation whose license is suspended or revoked,
or any such  applicant  aggrieved by the action of
the executive director  concerning  an application
for a license,  may  appeal  to  the Gaming Policy
Board  not later  than  fifteen  days  after  such
decision.
    Sec.   6.  (NEW)   No   person   or   business
organization awarded the  primary  contract by the
Connecticut   Lottery   Corporation   to   provide
facilities, components, goods  or  services  which
are necessary for  the operation of the activities
of said corporation  may  do so unless such person
or   business   organization    submits   to   and
successfully completes a  state  police background
investigation or is issued a vendor license by the
executive  director of  the  Division  of  Special
Revenue.
    Sec.  7.  Section   12-557e   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  Gaming  Policy   Board   shall   work  in
cooperation with the  Division  of Special Revenue
to implement and administer the provisions of this
chapter and chapter  226b.  In  carrying  out  its
duties the board  shall  be  responsible  for: (1)
Approving, suspending or  revoking licenses issued
under subsection (a) of section 12-574, AS AMENDED
BY SECTION 9  OF THIS ACT; (2) approving contracts
for  facilities,  goods,  components  or  services
necessary to carry  out  the provisions of section
12-572; (3) setting  racing  and  jai alai meeting
dates, except that  the  board may delegate to the
executive  director  the   authority  for  setting
make-up performance dates  within  the period of a
meeting set by  the  board;  (4) imposing fines on
licensees under subsection  (j)  of  SAID  section
12-574; (5) approving  the  types  of  pari-mutuel
betting  to  be   permitted;   (6)   advising  the
executive  director  concerning   the  conduct  of
off-track betting facilities;  (7)  assisting  the
executive director in  developing  regulations  to
carry out the  provisions  of  this chapter, [and]
chapter 226b [,]  AND  SECTION 12-568a, AS AMENDED
BY SECTION 8  OF  THIS  ACT,  and  approving  such
regulations prior to  their  adoption; (8) hearing
all appeals taken  under  subsection  (j)  of SAID
section 12-574 AND  SECTION 5 OF THIS ACT; and (9)
advising  the Governor  on  state-wide  plans  and
goals for legalized gambling.
    Sec.  8.  Section   12-568a   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The Division of  Special  Revenue  shall adopt
regulations, in accordance  with  chapter  54, FOR
THE PURPOSE OF ASSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE STATE
LOTTERY, concerning the  regulation  of  the state
lottery under the  operation and management of the
Connecticut Lottery Corporation.  Such regulations
[may include but  need  not  be  limited to] SHALL
INCLUDE: (1) THE  LICENSING  OF  EMPLOYEES  OF THE
CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION  AND ANY PERSON OR
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AWARDED THE PRIMARY CONTRACT
BY  SAID  CORPORATION   TO   PROVIDE   FACILITIES,
COMPONENTS, GOODS OR  SERVICES WHICH ARE NECESSARY
FOR THE OPERATION  OF THE ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED BY
CHAPTER 229a; (2)  THE  APPROVAL  OF PROCEDURES OF
THE CORPORATION; (3) THE TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLYING
WITH THE REGULATIONS  GOVERNING  SAID  APPROVAL OF
PROCEDURES; (4) offerings  of  lottery  games; [,]
(5) minimum prize  payouts  and  payments; [,] (6)
regulation  of  lottery   sales  agents  including
qualifications   for   licensure    and    license
suspension  and  revocation;   [,   lottery  sales
including categories of  sales  and limitations on
sales,] (7) assurance  of  the  integrity  of  the
state  lottery  including   the   computer  gaming
system,  computer  internal   control  and  system
testing; [,] and  (8)  limitations  on advertising
and marketing content to assure public information
as to the  odds  of  winning  the  lottery and the
prohibition of sales of tickets to minors.
    Sec. 9. Subsection  (d)  of  section 12-574 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (d) No person or business organization awarded
the primary contract  by  [the Connecticut Lottery
Corporation  or by]  an  association  licensee  to
provide facilities, components,  goods or services
which  are necessary  for  the  operation  of  the
activities authorized by the provisions of section
12-572 [or chapter  229a,]  may  do so unless such
person or business  organization  is licensed as a
vendor licensee by the executive director.
    Sec. 10. Subsection  (b) of section 12-571a of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)  The  eighteen  off-track  betting  branch
facilities authorized by  subsection  (a)  of this
section may include  [four] EIGHT facilities which
have screens for  the  simulcasting  of  off-track
betting race programs  or jai alai games and other
amenities   including,   but   not   limited   to,
restaurants  and  concessions,  provided,  on  and
after June 19, 1992, FOUR OF such facilities shall
be located in  the town and city of New Haven, the
town of Windsor  Locks,  within the dog race track
in the town  of  Plainfield and within the fronton
or  dog  race  track  in  the  town  and  city  of
Bridgeport. [, provided  no such facility equipped
with  screens for  simulcasting  shall  be  within
thirty-five  miles  of   the   location   of   the
teletheater  in  the   town   of   Windsor  Locks]
AUTHORITY TO SIMULCAST DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY BRANCH
FACILITY  LOCATED  WITHIN  A  ZONE  OF  PROTECTION
NEGOTIATED BETWEEN THE  OPERATOR  OF THE OFF-TRACK
BETTING SYSTEM AND  ANY  OTHER PARI-MUTUEL BETTING
FACILITY.  Each such  facility  located  within  a
fronton or a  dog  race track shall be operated by
the [state or by a] licensee authorized to operate
the off-track betting  system  in conjunction with
the licensee of such fronton or dog race track and
all such facilities within a fronton or a dog race
track shall be  operated in substantially the same
manner. The location  of  each such facility shall
be approved by  the  executive  director  with the
consent of the  Gaming  Policy  Board and shall be
subject to the  prior  approval of the legislative
body  of  the  town  in  which  such  facility  is
proposed to be  located. The division shall report
annually to the  joint  standing  committee of the
General  Assembly  having  cognizance  of  matters
relating to legalized  gambling  on  the status of
the establishment or  improvement of the off-track
betting   branch   facility   pursuant   to   this
subsection.
    Sec. 11. Subsection  (d)  of section 12-572 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (d) (1) If  the  multiple  forms  of  wagering
known as daily  double,  exacta  and  quinella are
permitted by the board, the division or any person
or business organization  operating  the off-track
betting system shall distribute all sums deposited
in the pari-mutuel  pool for any such event to the
holders of winning  tickets therein, less nineteen
per cent of  the  total deposits in such pool plus
the breakage to the dime.
    (2) If multiple  forms of wagering on three or
more  animals are  permitted  by  the  board,  the
division or such  person  or business organization
operating an off-track betting system, [may] SHALL
retain [up to  twenty-five]  TWENTY-THREE per cent
of the total  sums  deposited in the pool for such
event, plus the breakage to the dime. [, the exact
percentage  to  be   established   by  the  board,
provided in no  case shall the percentage retained
be less than seventeen per cent.]
    Sec.  12.  Section   12-575   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The board  may  permit  at  racing events,
exhibitions of the game of jai alai licensed under
the provisions of  this  chapter  or  at off-track
betting facilities, betting  under  a  pari-mutuel
system, so called, including standard pari-mutuel,
daily   double,   exacta,    quinella,   trifecta,
superfecta, twin trifecta,  pick four and pick six
betting, and such  other forms of multiple betting
as the board may determine.
    (b) The pari-mutuel  system,  so called, shall
not be used  or  permitted  at  any location other
than the race  track  at which the racing event is
licensed to be  conducted  or the fronton at which
the game of  jai  alai is licensed to be played or
at an off-track  betting  facility operated by the
division or by  a  licensee  authorized to operate
the  off-track  betting   system.  A  computerized
electronic  totalizator system,  approved  by  the
executive  director,  shall  be  used  to  conduct
pari-mutuel wagering at  each  racing  or jai alai
event.  A  computerized   electronic   totalizator
system approved by  the  executive  director  and,
where  authorized by  subsection  (b)  of  section
12-571a, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 10 OF THIS ACT, and
approved by the  executive  director,  a simulcast
system  shall  be   used  to  conduct  pari-mutuel
wagering  and simulcasting  of  off-track  betting
race programs at off-track betting facilities. The
executive director may  require  any  licensee  to
submit information concerning  the daily operation
of such totalizator  or  simulcast system which he
deems necessary for  the  effective administration
of this chapter, including records of all wagering
transactions, in such  form and manner as he shall
prescribe.
    (c) (1) Except  as provided in subdivision (2)
of this subsection, each licensee conducting horse
racing events under  the  pari-mutuel system shall
distribute all sums  deposited  in any pari-mutuel
program to the holders of winning tickets therein,
less seventeen per cent of the total deposits plus
the  breakage  to   the  dime  of  the  amount  so
retained; each licensee conducting jai alai events
shall  distribute  all   sums   deposited  in  any
pari-mutuel  program to  the  holders  of  winning
tickets  therein,  less   a  maximum  of  [twenty]
EIGHTEEN per cent  of  the [total] deposits IN THE
WIN, PLACE OR  SHOW  POOLS  AND  LESS A MAXIMUM OF
TWENTY-THREE PER CENT OF THE DEPOSITS IN ALL OTHER
POOLS plus the  breakage to the dime of the amount
so retained; each  licensee  conducting dog racing
events shall distribute  all sums deposited in any
pari-mutuel  program to  the  holders  of  winning
tickets  therein,  less   [twenty]  A  MAXIMUM  OF
EIGHTEEN per cent  of  the [total] deposits IN THE
WIN, PLACE OR  SHOW  POOLS  AND  LESS A MAXIMUM OF
TWENTY-THREE PER CENT OF THE DEPOSITS IN ALL OTHER
POOLS plus the  breakage to the dime of the amount
so  retained,  OR,   SHALL   DISTRIBUTE  ALL  SUMS
DEPOSITED  IN  ALL  OF  ITS  PARI-MUTUEL  PROGRAMS
CONDUCTED ON ANY  DAY  TO  THE  HOLDERS OF WINNING
TICKETS THEREIN LESS  TWENTY PER CENT OF THE TOTAL
DEPOSITS PLUS THE  BREAKAGE  TO  THE  DIME  OF THE
AMOUNT SO RETAINED  provided  on and after July 1,
1992, each licensee  conducting  dog racing events
on July 5,  1991,  shall allocate four per cent of
all sums deposited  in  any pari-mutuel program to
purses, one-quarter of  one  per  cent  to capital
expenditures    for    alterations,     additions,
replacement changes, improvements or major repairs
to or upon  the  property  owned  or leased by any
such licensee and used for such racing events, and
one-quarter  of  one   per   cent  to  promotional
marketing,  to  reduce  the  costs  of  admission,
programs, parking and  concessions  and  to  offer
entertainment   and   giveaways.   Each   licensee
conducting dog racing  events  shall, on an annual
basis, submit to  the division certified financial
statements verifying the  use  of such allocations
for purses, capital  improvements  and promotional
marketing. (2) Each  licensee conducting racing or
jai alai events may carry over all or a portion of
the sums deposited  in  any  pari-mutuel  program,
less the amount  retained  as  herein provided, in
the  twin  trifecta,   pick   four   or  pick  six
pari-mutuel pool to another pool, including a pool
in a succeeding performance.
    (d)  Each  licensee  conducting  horse  racing
events under the  pari-mutuel  system shall pay to
the state, and  there is hereby imposed: (1) A tax
on the total money wagered in the pari-mutuel pool
on each and every day the licensee conducts racing
events, pursuant to the following schedule:

    Total Wagered                   Tax

       0 to $100,001      3.25% on the entire pool
$100,001 to $200,001      3.75% on the entire pool
$200,001 to $300,001      4.25% on the entire pool
$300,001 to $400,001      4.75% on the entire pool
$400,001 to $500,001      5.25% on the entire pool
$500,001 to $600,001      5.75% on the entire pool
$600,001 to $700,001      6.25% on the entire pool
$700,001 to $800,001      6.75% on the entire pool
$800,001 to $900,001      7.25% on the entire pool
$900,001 to $1,000,001    7.75% on the entire pool
$1,000,001 and over       8.75% on the entire pool

and (2) a tax equal to one-half of the breakage to
the  dime  resulting  from  such   wagering.   The
executive director, with the advice and consent of
the  board,  shall  by  regulation  designate  the
percentage of the difference between the seventeen
per cent specified in subsection (c), and the  tax
specified   in  this  subsection  which  shall  be
allocated as prize or purse money for  the  horses
racing at each facility.
    (e) Each licensee conducting dog racing events
under the pari-mutuel  system  shall  pay  to  the
state, and there  is hereby imposed: (1) (A) A tax
at the rate  of  two  per  cent on the total money
wagered in the  pari-mutuel pool on each and every
day the licensee  conducts racing events or (B) on
or after July 1, 1993, in the case of any licensee
licensed prior to  July  5, 1991, (i) a tax at the
rate of two  per  cent  on  any  amount  up to and
including fifty million dollars of the total money
wagered  in the  pari-mutuel  pool  in  any  state
fiscal year during which a licensee licensed prior
to July 5,  1991,  conducts  racing events, (ii) a
tax at the rate of three per cent on any amount in
excess of fifty  million  dollars  and  up  to and
including  eighty million  dollars  of  the  total
money wagered in the pari-mutuel pool in any state
fiscal year during which a licensee licensed prior
to July 5,  1991, conducts racing events and (iii)
a tax at  the  rate of four per cent on any amount
in excess of  eighty  million dollars of the total
money wagered in the pari-mutuel pool in any state
fiscal year during which a licensee licensed prior
to July 5, 1991, conducts racing events, and (2) a
tax equal to  one-half of the breakage to the dime
resulting from such wagering.
    (f) Each licensee operating a fronton at which
the game of  jai  alai  is  licensed  to be played
under the pari-mutuel  system  shall  pay  to  the
state and there  is  hereby imposed: (1) (A) A tax
at the rate  of  two  per cent on any amount up to
and including fifty  million  dollars of the total
money wagered on such games, (B) a tax at the rate
of three per cent of any amount in excess of fifty
million dollars and  up  to  and  including eighty
million dollars of the total money wagered on such
games, and (C)  a tax at the rate of four per cent
on any amount  in excess of eighty million dollars
of the total  money wagered on such games, and (2)
a tax equal  to  one-half  of  the breakage to the
dime resulting from such wagering.
    (g) The licensee  authorized  to  operate  the
system of off-track  betting under the pari-mutuel
system shall pay  to the state and there is hereby
imposed: (1) A  tax  at  the  rate  of  three  and
one-half per cent  on  the  total money wagered in
the pari-mutuel pool  on  each  and  every day the
licensee broadcasts racing  events  and  (2) a tax
equal to one-half  of  the  breakage  to  the dime
resulting from such wagering.
    (h) The executive  director  shall  assess and
collect the taxes  imposed  by  this chapter under
such regulations as,  with  the advice and consent
of the board,  he  may prescribe. All taxes hereby
imposed shall be  due  and payable by the close of
the next banking  day  after  each day's racing or
jai alai exhibition.  If  any such tax is not paid
when due, the  executive  director  shall impose a
delinquency assessment upon  the  licensee  in the
amount of ten per cent of such tax or ten dollars,
whichever amount is  greater, plus interest at the
rate of one  and  one-half  per cent of the unpaid
principal of such  tax  for each month or fraction
of a month  from  the  date such tax is due to the
date of payment.  Subject  to  the  provisions  of
section 12-3a, the  executive  director  may waive
all or part  of  the penalties provided under this
subsection when it  is  proven to his satisfaction
that the failure  to  pay such tax within the time
required was due  to  reasonable cause and was not
intentional or due  to neglect. Failure to pay any
such delinquent tax  upon demand may be considered
by the executive  director as cause for revocation
of license.
    (i)  The executive  director  shall  devise  a
system of accounting  and  shall supervise betting
at  such  track,   fronton  or  off-track  betting
facility in such  manner  that  the  rights of the
state are protected and shall collect all fees and
licenses  under  such  regulations  as,  with  the
advice  and  consent   of   the  board,  he  shall
prescribe.
    (j)  The  amount   of   unclaimed  moneys,  as
determined by the  executive director, held by any
licensee other than  by  licensees  authorized  to
operate a jai  alai fronton, dog race track or the
off-track betting system on account of outstanding
and uncashed winning  tickets,  shall  be  due and
payable to the  executive director, for deposit in
the General Fund  of  the state, at the expiration
of one year  after the close of the meeting during
which  such  tickets  were  issued.  If  any  such
unclaimed  moneys  are  not  paid  when  due,  the
executive  director  shall  impose  a  delinquency
assessment upon the  licensee in the amount of ten
per cent of  such moneys or ten dollars, whichever
amount is greater,  plus  interest  at the rate of
one and one-half  per cent of the unpaid principal
of such moneys  for  each  month  or fraction of a
month from the  date  such  moneys  are due to the
date of payment.  Subject  to  the  provisions  of
section 12-3a, the  executive  director  may waive
all or part  of  the penalties provided under this
subsection when it  is  proven to his satisfaction
that the failure  to  pay such moneys to the state
within the time  required  was  due  to reasonable
cause and was not intentional or due to neglect.
    (k)  The  executive   director  may  authorize
deputies and the  Commissioner of Revenue Services
or his agents  are  authorized  to  enter upon the
premises at any  racing event, jai alai exhibition
or off-track betting race event for the purpose of
inspecting  books  and  records,  supervising  and
examining cashiers, ticket  sellers,  pool sellers
and other persons handling money at said event and
such other supervision as may be necessary for the
maintenance of order at such event.
    (l) The executive director shall, on or before
the tenth day of each month, prepare and file with
the Treasurer a full and complete statement of the
division's receipts from  all  sources  and  shall
turn over to  the  Treasurer  all  moneys  in  the
division's possession.
    (m) (1) The  executive director shall pay each
municipality  in  which  a  horse  race  track  is
located, one-quarter of  one per cent of the total
money wagered on  horse racing events at such race
track, except the  executive  director  shall  pay
each  such municipality  having  a  population  in
excess of fifty thousand one per cent of the total
money wagered at  such horse racing events in such
municipality.  The executive  director  shall  pay
each municipality in  which  a jai alai fronton or
dog race track is located one-half of one per cent
of the total  money  wagered  on jai alai games or
dog racing events  at  such  fronton  or  dog race
track, except the  executive  director  shall  pay
each  such municipality  having  a  population  in
excess of fifty thousand one per cent of the total
money wagered on  jai  alai  games  or  dog racing
events at such  fronton  or dog race track located
in such municipality. The executive director shall
pay  each  municipality   in  which  an  off-track
betting facility is  located  one AND THREE-FIFTHS
per  cent of  the  total  money  wagered  in  such
facility  less amounts  paid  as  refunds  or  for
cancellations. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL PAY TO
BOTH THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN AND THE TOWN OF WINDSOR
LOCKS AN ADDITIONAL  ONE-HALF  OF  ONE PER CENT OF
THE TOTAL MONEY  WAGERED LESS ANY AMOUNT PAID AS A
REFUND OR A  CANCELLATION IN ANY FACILITY EQUIPPED
WITH SCREENS FOR  SIMULCASTING  AFTER  OCTOBER  1,
1997, LOCATED WITHIN  A  FIFTEEN  MILE  RADIUS  OF
FACILITIES IN NEW HAVEN AND WINDSOR LOCKS. Payment
shall be made  not less than four times a year and
not more than twelve times a year as determined by
the executive director, and shall be made from the
tax imposed pursuant  to  subsection  (d)  of this
section for horse  racing,  subsection (e) of this
section for dog  racing,  subsection  (f)  of this
section for jai  alai  games and subsection (g) of
this section for  off-track  betting.  (2) If, for
any calendar year after the surrender of a license
to  conduct jai  alai  events  by  any  person  or
business organization pursuant  to  subsection (c)
of section 12-574c and prior to the opening of any
dog  race  track   by   such  person  or  business
organization,  any  other   person   or   business
organization licensed to  conduct  jai alai events
is authorized to  conduct a number of performances
greater  than  the   number  authorized  for  such
licensee  in  the   previous  calendar  year,  the
executive director shall  pay  the municipality in
which the jai  alai fronton for which such license
was  surrendered  was  located,  rather  than  the
municipality  in  which   the   jai  alai  fronton
conducting the increased  performances is located,
one-half  of one  per  cent  of  the  total  money
wagered  on jai  alai  games  for  such  increased
performances at the  fronton  which  conducted the
additional  performances,  except   the  executive
director shall pay each such municipality having a
population in excess  of  fifty  thousand  one per
cent of the  total money wagered on jai alai games
for such increased  performances  at such fronton.
(3) During any  state  fiscal  year  ending  on or
after June 30,  1993, the executive director shall
pay (A) each  municipality  in  which  a  dog race
track  was  operating   prior  to  July  5,  1991,
eight-tenths of one  per  cent  of the total money
wagered on dog  racing  events  at  such  dog race
track, except the  executive  director  shall  pay
each  such municipality  having  a  population  in
excess of fifty thousand one per cent of the total
money wagered on  dog  racing  events  at such dog
race track located  in  such  municipality and (B)
the Northeast Connecticut  Economic Alliance, Inc.
two-tenths of one  per  cent  of  the  total money
wagered on dog racing events at any dog race track
operating prior to July 5, 1991.
    Sec. 13. This  act  shall take effect from its
passage, except that  sections  1, 2 and 10 to 12,
inclusive, shall take effect July 1, 1997.

Approved June 26, 1997