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SJR 45, 80th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize the operation of limited casino gaming by licensed operators and recognized Indian tribes and to authorize the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators and recognized Indian tribes, requiring the legislature to create a Texas Gaming Commission to regulate gaming and casino-based development projects in this state, and establishing a higher education trust fund from state gaming revenues to pay tuition and fees for the postsecondary education of Texas high school graduates.

Last action: Left pending in subcommittee

Author: Rodney Ellis
Joint Author: John Carona

Enabling legislation: SB 1359

Bill Analyses:
Introduced (Senate Research Center)

Subjects:
Amusements, Games, Sports
Crimes--Against Morals
Education--Higher--Student Financial Aid
GAMBLING
NATIVE AMERICANS
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
VIDEO LOTTERY

Senate Committee: State Affairs (Robert Duncan, John Carona, Rodney Ellis, Troy Fraser, Chris Harris, Mike Jackson, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Leticia Van de Putte, Tommy Williams)
Minutes: April 16 2007 | April 26 2007
Senate Committee: Subcommittee on SJR 45 (John Carona, Rodney Ellis, Troy Fraser, Mike Jackson, Eddie Lucio, Jr.)

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