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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980706.01 DHG
HOUSE BILL 981316
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Sullivant;
also SENATORS Tebedo and Hopper.
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS
AS GAMING DEVICES, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, INCLUDING VIDEO
LOTTERY TERMINALS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF A SLOT MACHINE AND
PROHIBITING THE LOTTERY DIVISION FROM PERMITTING LOTTERY GAMES
TO BE PLAYED ON A SLOT MACHINE.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Specifically adds video lottery terminals to the
statutory definition of a "slot machine" under the limited
gaming statutes. Prohibits the state lottery division from permitting
lottery games to be played on a slot machine.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 1247.1103 (26) (a), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
1247.1103. Definitions. As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(26) (a) "Slot machine" means any mechanical, electrical, video, electronic, or other device, contrivance, or machine which, after insertion of a coin, token, or similar object, or upon payment of any required consideration whatsoever by a player, is available to be played or operated, and which, whether by reason of the skill of the player or application of the element of chance, or both, may deliver or entitle the player operating the machine to receive cash premiums, merchandise, tokens, or redeemable game credits, or any other thing of value other than unredeemable free games, whether the payoff is made automatically from the machines or in any other manner. "SLOT MACHINE" INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL.
SECTION 2. 2435208, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION to read:
2435208. Commission powers and duties. (3) THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT PERMIT LOTTERY GAMES TO BE PLAYED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF A VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF SLOT MACHINE, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1247.1103 (26), C.R.S.
SECTION 3. Effective
date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day
following the expiration of the ninetyday period after final
adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting
a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of
the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition
is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this
act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part,
if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the
official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the