2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
March 4, 2002 - Introduced by Representatives Grothman, Suder, Kestell,
Krawczyk, Owens and
Gundrum. Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
1An Act to renumber and amend
14.035; and to create
14.035 (1) and 14.035 2
(3) of the statutes; relating to: requiring Indian gaming compacts to contain
3provisions requiring that a sign stating the expected loss per hour of play be
4displayed on gambling machines.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the governor may negotiate and enter into Indian gaming
compacts. These compacts are regulated by the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory
This bill requires that before the governor may enter into a gaming compact,
the compact must contain a provision requiring that signs stating the expected loss
per hour of play for each denomination that may be played on the machine, as
determined by the director of Indian gaming, be displayed on all gambling devices
authorized by the compact.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB880, s. 1
14.035 of the statutes is renumbered 14.035 (2) and amended to 6
14.035 (2) The Subject to sub. (3), the
governor may, on behalf of this state, 2
enter into any compact that has been negotiated under 25 USC 2710
AB880, s. 2
14.035 (1) of the statutes is created to read:
In this section, "gambling machine" means a slot machine or any 5
mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic device that is generally available to be 6
played at a gambling casino.
AB880, s. 3
14.035 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
The governor may only enter into a compact under sub. (2) if the 9
compact requires that a sign be prominently displayed on each gambling machine 10
authorized by the compact that states the average expected loss per hour of play for 11
each denomination that may be played on the machine as determined by the director 12
of Indian gaming. The lettering on the sign shall be printed in a 36-point font.