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IC 4-33-18
     Chapter 18. Indiana Department of Gaming Research

IC 4-33-18-1
"Department" defined
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "department" means the Indiana department of gaming research.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-2
Department established
    
Sec. 2. The Indiana department of gaming research is established as an agency of the state of Indiana for the purpose of enhancing the gaming industry in Indiana through research and analysis.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-3
Appointment of executive director
    
Sec. 3. The department is under the control of the governor, who shall appoint or employ the executive director and other persons that the governor considers necessary.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-4
Employment of staff
    
Sec. 4. (a) The executive director, with the governor's approval, may employ individuals as are necessary to perform the various functions of the department.
    (b) The executive director and the budget agency shall set the compensation for the department's employees.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-5
Duties; data analysis and research
    
Sec. 5. The department shall research and analyze data and public policy issues relating to all aspects of gaming in Indiana for the enhancement of:
        (1) the Indiana lottery under IC 4-30;
        (2) pari-mutuel horse racing under IC 4-31;
        (3) charity gaming under IC 4-32.2; and
        (4) riverboat casino gambling under IC 4-33.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27. Amended by P.L.91-2006, SEC.5.

IC 4-33-18-6
Duties; studies and findings
    
Sec. 6. The department shall study and make findings and recommendations on the following:
        (1) Alternative methods of taxing gaming entities, including taxes based upon the size of a riverboat or the number of

gaming positions on board a riverboat.
        (2) The impact of flexible boarding on the gaming industry.
        (3) The impact of breed development programs and sire stakes racing in Indiana.
        (4) Any other issue considered appropriate by the department or suggested by:
            (A) the Indiana lottery commission;
            (B) the Indiana horse racing commission;
            (C) the department of state revenue; or
            (D) the Indiana gaming commission.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-7
Distribution of findings
    
Sec. 7. The executive director shall submit the department's findings and recommendations to the governor and the legislative council.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27.

IC 4-33-18-8
Annual fees
    
Sec. 8. The department shall impose an annual fee of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) upon the following:
        (1) Each licensed owner or operating agent operating a riverboat in Indiana.
        (2) Each permit holder (as defined in IC 4-31-2-14) operating a live pari-mutuel horse racing facility in Indiana.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27. Amended by P.L.92-2003, SEC.59.

IC 4-33-18-9
Limitation of powers
    
Sec. 9. (a) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to limit the powers or responsibilities of:
        (1) the state lottery commission under IC 4-30;
        (2) the Indiana horse racing commission under IC 4-31; or
        (3) the Indiana gaming commission under IC 4-32.2, IC 4-33, or IC 4-35.
    (b) The department may not exercise any administrative or regulatory powers with respect to:
        (1) the Indiana lottery under IC 4-30;
        (2) pari-mutuel horse racing under IC 4-31;
        (3) charity gaming under IC 4-32.2;
        (4) riverboat casino gambling under IC 4-33; or
        (5) gambling games conducted at a racetrack (as defined in IC 4-35-2-9) under IC 4-35.
As added by P.L.192-2002(ss), SEC.27. As amended by P.L.91-2006, SEC.6; P.L.233-2007, SEC.20.