Honorable Aaron Pena, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB10 by Chavez (Relating to certain gaming activity conducted by an Indian tribe or tribal organization.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
|Fiscal Year||Probable Net Positive/(Negative) Impact to General Revenue Related Funds|
|Fiscal Year||Probable Revenue Gain/(Loss) from
FOUNDATION SCHOOL FUND
|Probable Revenue (Loss) from
GENERAL REVENUE FUND
|Probable Revenue Gain/(Loss) from
TEXAS GRANT PROGRAM
This bill would amend the Penal Code to permit federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gambling and other gaming on their tribal lands. This bill would provide that gaming could only occur on land recognized as tribal land of a federally recognized Indian tribe listed with the U. S. Secretary of the Interior on January 1, 1998. In Texas, this would include the Alabama-Coushatta tribe, the Kickapoo Traditional tribe, and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Tiguas).
The bill would provide that 5 percent of all revenue derived from gaming be remitted monthly to the state. This bill would provide that all revenues collected by the state would be used to fund the Texas Grant Program, a college-level student financial aid program.
This bill would take effect September 1, 2007.
According to information provided by the Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA), the revenue implications of the bill would be dependent upon the average play per gaming machine and per gaming table. Based on the analysis of the CPA, this analysis assumes that the bill would have a negative effect on current lottery and bingo revenues, due to increased gaming competition in the state.
This analysis further assumes that Texas Indian tribes would enter into an agreement with the state in accordance with the terms of this bill, in exchange for the right to conduct casino gaming. Given that the nature of such compacts cannot be known at this time, the fiscal impact table, which contains CPA revenue estimates, is for illustrative purposes only.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 362 Texas Lottery Commission, 781 Higher Education Coordinating Board
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