SB 709
Disqualifies certain persons receiving public assistance from engaging in gaming activities
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Last Action:
4/19/2012 - Hearing Cancelled S Ways and Means and Fiscal Oversight Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 709 - This act provides that no person receiving food stamps assistance, temporary assistance for needy families benefits, low income home energy assistance or MO HealthNet services shall be permitted entry into any portion of a riverboat gaming floor except if such person is employed by the gaming facility and is on the premises to perform the duties of the employment.

The Department of Social Services shall submit the names of persons receiving such public assistance to the Missouri Gaming Commission to be placed on the List of Disassociated Persons under Missouri's Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program for problem gamblers. Any rules promulgated for the voluntary self-exclusion program shall apply to the disqualified persons under this act.

The gaming commission shall remove a person from the list under this act when such person no longer receives any of the public assistance programs listed above. The department shall notify the Gaming Commission when a disqualified person no longer receives such assistance.

Any person under this act who is identified on a Missouri gaming floor shall be guilty of trespass and all chips, tokens and electronic credits in such person's possession at the time of discovery shall be subject to forfeiture.