HBA-TBM H.B. 891 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 891 By: Puente Licensing & Administrative Procedures 2/11/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, there is no provision allowing Texas to participate in a multistate lottery game marketed by a consortium of states. The combined population of the states provide a larger pool of players, resulting in potentially larger jackpots. Each state pays only its proportionate share of the jackpots, based on sales, and the revenue generated within each state is retained by that state. House Bill 891 would authorize the Texas Lottery Commissioner to enter into written agreements with one or more states to participate in the operation of a multistate lottery game. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 891 amends the Government Code to authorize the Texas Lottery Commission to enter into a written agreement with the appropriate officials of one or more states to participate in the operation of a multistate lottery game. The bill sets forth provisions for participation in a multistate lottery game and use of received revenues. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.