Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
December 29, 1997
Harry Zeid (866-4753)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS BY GAMING LICENSEES OR THEIR EMPLOYEES INVOLVING CHECKS THAT REPRESENT A PAYMENT OF CASH ASSISTANCE TO A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM.
Summary of Assessment
This bill would prohibit any Colorado limited gaming casino or casino employee from cashing a check or exchanging/redeeming chips for a check that represents a payment of cash assistance to a participant under the Colorado Works Program. The Colorado Works Program was created in Senate Bill 97-120, and replaces the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) approved under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
The Gaming Division of the Department of Revenue indicates that the prohibition on cashing Colorado Works Program checks can be implemented through rules promulgation at a regular meeting of the Limited Gaming Commission. No expenditure of state resources would be necessary for implementation of this action. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill would become effective July 1, 1998.