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2020 House Bill 2638: Authorizing sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts
Introduced by Rep. Strom Peterson (Edmonds) (D) on January 16, 2020
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Referred to the House Commerce & Gaming Committee on January 16, 2020
Substitute offered in the House on January 30, 2020
Authorizes the amendment of tribal-state gaming compacts, upon a tribe's request, to allow sports wagering at the tribe's facility when conducted pursuant to the terms of negotiated tribal-state gaming compacts.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 3, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 13, 2020
Prohibits the amendment of a tribal-state gaming compact to authorize a tribe to conduct and operate sports wagering unless the tribe agrees in the compact amendment to annually transfer 10 percent of revenue realized from sports wagering to the state for deposit into the Problem Gambling Account.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 13, 2020
Prohibits the amendment of a tribal-state gaming compact to authorize a tribe to conduct and operate sports wagering unless the tribe agrees in the compact amendment to join a statewide self- exclusion program for persons with gambling problems or gambling disorders and to provide $500,000, derived from sports wagering, to the state to be used for establishing and developing the statewide self-exclusion program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 13, 2020
Requires the Gambling Commission to submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, describing the estimated size of the illicit sports wagering market in Washington and the impact that tribal-state gaming compact amendments authorizing sports wagering have on the size of the illicit market in Washington.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 13, 2020
Prohibits the amendment of a tribal-state gaming compact to authorize a tribe to conduct and operate sports wagering unless the tribe agrees in the compact amendment to, annually, transfer 50 percent of all revenues realized from sports wagering to the state for deposit into the Motor Vehicle Fund to be used solely in the geographic area of the tribe's usual and accustomed areas for the purpose of removing fish passage barriers on public roadways and replacing existing crossings with fish passable crossings. Specifies that these payments to the Motor Vehicle Fund would cease when all fish passage barriers have been replaced on all public roads of the state, cities, towns, and counties within the tribe's usual and accustomed areas. Specifies that when an area is a usual and accustomed area shared by multiple tribes, a tribe's financial obligation for funding removal of fish passage barriers with sports wagering revenues is divided equally between the tribes.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 13, 2020
Appropriates $6 million from the GFS as loan to the Gambling Revolving Account for enforcement of illicit sports wagering. Requires the Gambling Revolving Account to repay the loan at the end of the 19-21 fiscal biennium. Adds an emergency clause with an immediate effective date.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 13, 2020
Received in the Senate on February 17, 2020
Referred to the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee on February 17, 2020
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 24, 2020
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 3, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 5, 2020
Removes the emergency clause, which made the act effective immediately.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on March 5, 2020
Prohibits a tribal-state gaming compact from authorizing a tribe to conduct and operate sports wagering unless the tribe agrees in the compact amendment to (1) comply with the state paid family and medical leave act and state minimum wage and overtime laws; (2) ensure at least eighty-five percent of the tribe's employees are covered by employer-sponsored health insurance and retirement benefits; and (3) file with the commission a code of conduct that includes a sexual harassment prevention policy and an antiretaliation policy.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 5, 2020
Prohibits a tribe from conducting or operating sports wagering on any tribal property acquired or property transferred into trust status after January 1, 1996.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 5, 2020
Requires any tribes conducting sports wagering obtain all applicable business licenses, permits, and land use approvals from relevant state, city, and county jurisdictions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 5, 2020
Provides that any tribe conducting sports wagering require all employees working in casinos and associate hotels be members of unions subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 5, 2020
Provides for a ten percent sales tax on each retail sale at all tribal sports wagering operations.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 5, 2020
Prohibits any tribe conducting sports wagering from constructing a casino on any tribal property or property transferred into trust status after January 1, 1996.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis King (Yakima) (R) on March 5, 2020
Makes tribes which do not collect tax on the gasoline sold by the tribe not authorized to conduct sports wagering.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Modifies the legislative intent. Authorizes card rooms licensed as of January 1, 2020, to conduct sport wagering through sports pools and online sport pools at the card room facility effective January 1, 2024. Makes offering sports wagering without a license or pursuant to a compact a class B felony and provides fines. Prohibits certain persons and entities from making wagers, being employed by, or owning certain entities related to sport wagering and provides that violations are a misdemeanor subject to a fine. Prohibits sports wagering operators from accepting wagers from certain person, including those on self-exclusion lists. Requires operators to obtain information on those wagering $10,000 or more. Allows the Commission to make rules to implement the authorization of sports wagering but rules related to card rooms may not be more restrictive than provisions in compacts authorizing sports wagering. Provides definitions for card rooms, sports pools, and online sports pools. Adds sports wagering without a license to the table of crimes. Provides a 10 percent tax on card rooms' gaming revenue, which is the amount wagered less winnings paid out.Removes the emergency clause, which made the act effective immediately.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Modifies the legislative intent. Authorizes card rooms licensed as of January 1, 2020, to conduct sport wagering through sports pools and online sport pools at the card room facility effective January 1, 2024. Makes offering sports wagering without a license or pursuant to a compact a class B felony and provides fines. Prohibits certain persons and entities from making wagers, being employed by, or owning certain entities related to sport wagering and provides that violations are a misdemeanor subject to a fine. Prohibits sports wagering operators from accepting wagers from certain person, including those on self-exclusion lists. Requires operators to obtain information on those wagering $10,000 or more. Allows the Commission to make rules to implement the authorization of sports wagering but rules related to card rooms may not be more restrictive than provisions in compacts authorizing sports wagering. Provides definitions for card rooms, sports pools, and online sports pools. Adds sports wagering without a license to the table of crimes. Provides a 10 percent tax on card rooms' gaming revenue, which is the amount wagered less winnings paid out. Removes the emergency clause, which made the act effective immediately.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Modifies the legislative intent. Authorizes card rooms licensed as of January 1, 2020, to conduct sport wagering through sports pools and online sport pools at the card room facility effective January 1, 2024. Makes offering sports wagering without a license or pursuant to a compact a class B felony and provides fines. Prohibits certain persons and entities from making wagers, being employed by, or owning certain entities related to sport wagering and provides that violations are a misdemeanor subject to a fine. Prohibits sports wagering operators from accepting wagers from certain person, including those on self-exclusion lists. Requires operators to obtain information on those wagering $10,000 or more. Allows the Commission to make rules to implement the authorization of sports wagering but rules related to card rooms may not be more restrictive than provisions in compacts authorizing sports wagering. Provides definitions for card rooms, sports pools, and online sports pools. Adds sports wagering without a license to the table of crimes. Changes current "sports pools" in statute to "sports boards." Provides a 10 percent tax on card rooms' gaming revenue, which is the amount wagered less winnings paid out. Removes the emergency clause, which made the act effective immediately.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2020
Provides the compact amendment address revenue sharing and labor standards related to employees working at the facilities offering sports wagering, including paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, overtime, health insurance, retirement benefits, and sexual harassment prevention and antiretaliation policies.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 5, 2020
Received in the House on March 7, 2020
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 25, 2020

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