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SF 2950

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to State Lottery; authorizing the director of the State Lottery to establish
video lottery terminals; providing duties and powers to the director of the State
Lottery; providing for the use of video lottery revenues; modifying certain
lawful gambling taxes; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297A.94; 297E.02, subdivision 1;
299L.02, subdivision 1; 299L.07, subdivisions 2, 2a; 340A.410, subdivision
5; 349.15, subdivision 1, as amended; 349A.01, subdivisions 10, 11, 12, by
adding subdivisions; 349A.04; 349A.06, subdivisions 1, 5, 8, 10, by adding
subdivisions; 349A.08, subdivisions 1, 5, 8; 349A.09, subdivision 1; 349A.10,
subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6; 349A.11, subdivision 1; 349A.12, subdivisions 1, 2;
349A.13; 541.20; 541.21; 609.651, subdivision 1; 609.75, subdivisions 3, 4;
609.761, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 297A; 349A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297E.01,
subdivision 7; 297E.02, subdivisions 4, 6, 7.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin[297A.652] LOTTERY GAMING MACHINES; IN-LIEU TAX.
new text end

new text begin Net terminal income from the operation of video lottery terminals authorized under
section 349A.071 is exempt from the tax imposed under section 297A.62. The State
Lottery must on or before the 20th day of each month transmit to the commissioner an
amount equal to the net terminal income from the operation of video lottery terminals
as defined in section 349A.01, for the previous month multiplied by 28 percent. The
commissioner shall deposit the money transmitted under this section in the state treasury
to be credited as provided in section 297A.94.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297A.94, is amended to read:


297A.94 DEPOSIT OF REVENUES.

(a) Except as provided in this section, the commissioner shall deposit the revenues,
including interest and penalties, derived from the taxes imposed by this chapter in the state
treasury and credit them to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner shall deposit taxes in the Minnesota agricultural and economic
account in the special revenue fund if:

(1) the taxes are derived from sales and use of property and services purchased for
the construction and operation of an agricultural resource project; and

(2) the purchase was made on or after the date on which a conditional commitment
was made for a loan guaranty for the project under section 41A.04, subdivision 3.

The commissioner of finance shall certify to the commissioner the date on which the
project received the conditional commitment. The amount deposited in the loan guaranty
account must be reduced by any refunds and by the costs incurred by the Department of
Revenue to administer and enforce the assessment and collection of the taxes.

(c) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
derived from the taxes imposed on sales and purchases included in section 297A.61,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (g), clauses (1) and (4), in the state treasury, and credit them
as follows:

(1) first to the general obligation special tax bond debt service account in each fiscal
year the amount required by section 16A.661, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and

(2) after the requirements of clause (1) have been met, the balance to the general
fund.

(d) The commissioner shall deposit the revenues, including interest and penalties,
collected under section 297A.64, subdivision 5, in the state treasury and credit them to the
general fund. By July 15 of each year the commissioner shall transfer to the highway user
tax distribution fund an amount equal to the excess fees collected under section 297A.64,
subdivision 5
, for the previous calendar year.

(e) For fiscal year 2001, 97 percent; for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, 87 percent; and
for fiscal year 2004 and thereafter, 72.43 percent of the revenues, including interest and
penalties, transmitted to the commissioner under section 297A.65, must be deposited by
the commissioner in the state treasury as follows:

(1) 50 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the heritage enhancement account
in the game and fish fund, and may be spent only on activities that improve, enhance, or
protect fish and wildlife resources, including conservation, restoration, and enhancement
of land, water, and other natural resources of the state;

(2) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only for state parks and trails;

(3) 22.5 percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on metropolitan park and trail grants;

(4) three percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund, and
may be spent only on local trail grants; and

(5) two percent of the receipts must be deposited in the natural resources fund,
and may be spent only for the Minnesota Zoological Garden, the Como Park Zoo and
Conservatory, and the Duluth Zoo.

new text begin (f) Revenues transmitted to the commissioner under section 297A.652 must be
deposited by the commissioner in the state treasury as provided:
new text end

new text begin (1) 33 percent must be deposited into a general property tax relief account in the
state treasury. Money in this account and any interest earned thereon may not be spent
until appropriated by law for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter and is dedicated for the
purpose of replacing revenue lost as a result of the reduction of property taxes provided
in section 273.135;
new text end

new text begin (2) 33 percent must be deposited into the health care access fund under section
16A.724;
new text end

new text begin (3) 33 percent must be deposited into a general education account in the state
treasury. Money in this account and any interest thereon may not be spent until
appropriated by law for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter and is dedicated for general
education revenue under section 126C.10; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the remainder must be deposited in the general fund.
new text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The revenue dedicated under deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin paragraphsnew text end (e) new text beginand (f) new text endmay not be
used as a substitute for traditional sources of funding for the purposes specified, but the
dedicated revenue shall supplement traditional sources of funding for those purposes. Land
acquired with money deposited in the game and fish fund under paragraph (e) must be open
to public hunting and fishing during the open season, except that in aquatic management
areas or on lands where angling easements have been acquired, fishing may be prohibited
during certain times of the year and hunting may be prohibited. At least 87 percent of the
money deposited in the game and fish fund for improvement, enhancement, or protection
of fish and wildlife resources under paragraph (e) must be allocated for field operations.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 297E.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Imposition.

A tax is imposed on all lawful gambling deleted text beginother than
(1) pull-tab deals or games; (2) tipboard deals or games; and (3) items listed in section
297E.01, subdivision 8, clauses (4) and (5),
deleted text endat the rate of 8.5 percent on the gross receipts
as defined in section 297E.01, subdivision 8, less prizes actually paid. The tax imposed
by this subdivision is in lieu of the tax imposed by section 297A.62 and all local taxes
and license fees except a fee authorized under section 349.16, subdivision 8, or a tax
authorized under subdivision 5.

The tax imposed under this subdivision is payable by the organization or party
conducting, directly or indirectly, the gambling.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299L.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Lottery.

(a) The director shall when required under chapter 349A or
when requested by the director of the lottery conduct background checks on employees of
the State Lottery, lottery retailers, and bidders of lottery procurement contracts.

(b) The director shall, when so requested by the director of the State Lottery or when
the director believes it to be reasonable and necessary, conduct investigations of lottery
retailers, applicants for lottery retailer contracts, suppliers of goods or services to the State
Lottery, and persons bidding on contracts for goods or services with the State Lottery.

(c) The director shall conduct an annual security audit of the State Lottery, or arrange
for such an audit by an outside agency or person, firm, or corporation. The director shall
report to the director of the lottery on the results of the audit.

new text begin(d) The director shall deposit in a separate account in the state treasury all money
received from the director of the State Lottery for charges for investigations and
background checks relating to the owning and operating of video lottery terminals under
chapter 349A. Money in the account is appropriated to the director for the purpose of
carrying out the director's powers and duties under this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299L.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exclusions.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, a gambling device:

(1) may be sold by a person who is not licensed under this section, if the person (i) is
not engaged in the trade or business of selling gambling devices, and (ii) does not sell
more than one gambling device in any calendar year;

(2) may be sold by the governing body of a federally recognized Indian tribe
described in subdivision 2a, paragraph (b), clause (1), which is not licensed under this
section, if (i) the gambling device was operated by the Indian tribe, (ii) the sale is to
a distributor licensed under this section, and (iii) the licensed distributor notifies the
commissioner of the purchase, in the same manner as is required when the licensed
distributor ships a gambling device into Minnesota;

(3) may be possessed by a person not licensed under this section if the person holds
a permit issued under section 299L.08; deleted text beginanddeleted text end

(4) may be possessed by a state agency, with the written authorization of the director,
for display or evaluation purposes only and not for the conduct of gamblingnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) may be possessed by the State Lottery as authorized under chapter 349Anew text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 299L.07, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Restrictions.

(a) A manufacturer licensed under this section may sell,
offer to sell, lease, or rent, in whole or in part, a gambling device only to a distributor
licensed under this sectionnew text begin or to the State Lottery as authorized under chapter 349Anew text end.

(b) A distributor licensed under this section may sell, offer to sell, market, rent,
lease, or otherwise provide, in whole or in part, a gambling device only to:

(1) the governing body of a federally recognized Indian tribe that is authorized
to operate the gambling device under a tribal state compact under the Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act, Public Law 100-497, and future amendments to it;

(2) a person for use in the person's dwelling for display or amusement purposes in a
manner that does not afford players an opportunity to obtain anything of value;

(3) another distributor licensed under this section; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) a person in another state who is authorized under the laws of that state to possess
the gambling devicenew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) the State Lottery as authorized under chapter 349Anew text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 340A.410, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Gambling prohibited.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this
subdivision, no retail establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages may keep, possess,
or operate, or permit the keeping, possession, or operation on the licensed premises of dice
or any gambling device as defined in section 349.30, or permit gambling therein.

(b) Gambling equipment may be kept or operated and raffles conducted on licensed
premises and adjoining rooms when the use of the gambling equipment is authorized by
(1) chapter 349, (2) a tribal ordinance in conformity with the Indian Gaming Regulatory
Act, Public Law 100-497, or (3) a tribal-state compact authorized under section 3.9221.

(c) Lottery tickets may be purchased and sold within the licensed premises as
authorized by the director of the lottery under chapter 349A.

(d) Dice may be kept and used on licensed premises and adjoining rooms as
authorized by section 609.761, subdivision 4.

new text begin (e) Gambling devices may be operated and gambling permitted as authorized by
chapter 349A.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349.15, subdivision 1, as amended by Laws
2007, chapter 145, section 4, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Expenditure restrictions.

new text begin(a) new text endGross profits from lawful gambling
may be expended only for lawful purposes or allowable expenses as authorized by the
membership of the conducting organization at a monthly meeting of the organization's
membership.

deleted text begin Provided thatdeleted text end new text begin(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), new text endno more than 70 percent of the
gross profit from bingo, and no more than 60 percent of the gross profit from other forms of
lawful gambling, may be expended biennially during the term of the license for allowable
expenses related to lawful gambling. For licenses issued after June 30, 2006, compliance
with this subdivision will be measured on a biennial basis that is concurrent with the term
of the license. Compliance with this subdivision is a condition for the renewal of any
license beginning on July 1, 2008. For licenses renewed with an effective date between
July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2008, an organization shall carry forward an amount equal to
15 percent of any positive allowable expense carryover amount. This balance must be
used to offset any future negative expense balance at the time of license renewal.

new text begin (c) Money received by an organization from net video lottery terminal income under
section 349A.06, subdivision 6a, may be expended only for lawful purposes.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9a. new text end

new text begin Lottery game. new text end

new text begin"Lottery game" means any game operated by the lottery
where the prize is determined primarily by chance.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Lottery procurement contract.

"Lottery procurement contract" means a
contract to provide lottery products, computer hardware and software used to monitor sales
of lottery tickets new text beginand sales on a video lottery terminalnew text end, deleted text beginand deleted text end lottery ticketsnew text begin, video lottery
terminals, and maintenance of video lottery terminals
new text end. deleted text begin"deleted text endLottery procurement contractdeleted text begin"deleted text end
does not include a contract to provide an annuity or prize payment agreement or materials,
supplies, equipment, or services common to the ordinary operation of a state agency.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Lottery retailer.

"Lottery retailer" means a person with whom the
director has contracted to sell lottery tickets to the public. new text beginA lottery retailer includes a
person with whom the director has contracted to place a video lottery terminal within its
premises where video lottery terminal plays are sold.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Lottery ticket or ticket.

"Lottery ticket" or "ticket" means any tangible
evidence issued by the lottery to prove participation in a lottery game new text beginother than a video
lottery game
new text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 14.new text end

new text begin Net terminal income. new text end

new text begin"Net terminal income" means the sum of all
money spent for video lottery terminal plays less the value of video lottery credit receipts.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 15.new text end

new text begin Video lottery credit. new text end

new text begin"Video lottery credit" means the basic unit of
play for a video lottery terminal.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 16.new text end

new text begin Video lottery credit receipt. new text end

new text begin"Video lottery credit receipt" means a
receipt generated by a video lottery terminal that provides evidence of cash payment due a
player from play on a video lottery terminal.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 17.new text end

new text begin Video lottery game. new text end

new text begin"Video lottery game" means an electronically
simulated game authorized by the director that is displayed and played on a video lottery
terminal for consideration and with prizes awarded for designated results. Video lottery
game includes video poker games, keno, and video pull-tabs.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Video lottery terminal. new text end

new text begin "Video lottery terminal" means any machine,
system, or device which upon payment of consideration permits the play of a video
lottery game.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 19.new text end

new text begin Video lottery terminal play. new text end

new text begin"Video lottery terminal play" means an
electronic record that proves participation in a video lottery game.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 20.new text end

new text begin Win percentage. new text end

new text begin"Win percentage" means the portion of the money
wagered by players on a video lottery terminal that is available for the payment of prizes
to winning players.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.04, is amended to read:


349A.04 LOTTERY GAME PROCEDURES.

The director may adopt game procedures governing the following elements of the
lottery:

(1) lottery games;

(2) ticket prices;

(3) number and size of prizes;

(4) methods of selecting winning tickets; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) frequency and method of drawingsnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6) video lottery terminals; and
new text end

new text begin (7) cost of video lottery playsnew text end.

The adoption of lottery game procedures is not subject to chapter 14.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contracts.

The director shall sell tickets new text beginand operate video lottery
terminals
new text endfor the lottery through lottery retailers with whom the director contracts.
Contracts under this section are not subject to the provisions of sections 16C.03, 16C.05,
16C.06, 16C.08, 16C.09, and 16C.10, and are valid for a period of one year. The director
may permit a retailer to sell tickets new text beginand operate video lottery terminals new text end at more than one
business location under a contract entered into under this section.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Restrictions on lottery retailers.

(a) A lottery retailer may sell lottery
tickets new text beginor have a video lottery terminal placed new text endonly on the premises described in the
contract.

(b) A lottery retailer must prominently display a certificate issued by the director
on the premises where lottery tickets will be sold new text beginor where video lottery terminals are
operated
new text end.

(c) A lottery retailer must keep a complete set of books of account, correspondence,
and all other records necessary to show fully the retailer's lottery transactions, and make
them available for inspection by employees of the lottery at all times during business
hours. The director may require a lottery retailer to furnish information as the director
deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, and may require an audit to be
made of the books of account and records. The director may select an auditor to perform
the audit and may require the retailer to pay the cost of the audit. The auditor has the same
right of access to the books of account, correspondence, and other records as is given to
employees of the lottery.

(d) A contract issued under this section may not be transferred or assigned.

(e) The director shall require that lottery tickets may be sold by retailers only for
cash.

(f) A lottery retailer must prominently post at the point of sale of lottery tickets
new text begin and the area where video lottery terminals are locatednew text end, in a manner approved by the
commissioner of human services, the toll-free telephone number established by the
commissioner of human services in connection with the compulsive gambling program
established under section 245.98.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 5a.new text end

new text begin Restrictions on lottery retailers; video lottery terminals. new text end

new text begin(a) The
director may only enter into a lottery retailer contract for games operated by a video lottery
terminal with a retailer that has a license to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on
the premises where sold. This does not include a retailer who has only a temporary on-sale
license or a retailer of 3.2 percent malt liquor whose total gross receipts from the premises
were less than 50 percent attributable to the sale of 3.2 percent malt liquor.
new text end

new text begin(b) The director may not contract with a retailer for games operated by a video
lottery terminal unless the retailer has an organization licensed under chapter 349
authorized and conducting lawful gambling on the premises.
new text end

new text begin(c) A lottery retailer authorized to sell games operated by a video lottery terminal
may not cancel or refuse to renew a lease with an organization licensed under chapter 349
authorized and conducting lawful gambling on its premises for three years following
the effective date of this act, unless the organization has failed to comply with its lease
with the retailer.
new text end

new text begin(d) A lottery retailer may have up to five video lottery terminals on the retailer's
premises, as determined by the director.
new text end

new text begin(e) A lottery retailer that is authorized to operate a video lottery terminal may not
make reference to the establishment being a "casino," or use the word "casino" in its name
or in any of its advertisements.
new text end

new text begin(f) The director, or any employee of the director, may inspect any video lottery
terminal at any time during the hours when alcoholic beverages may be sold at on-sale
under section 340A.504, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, without notice, to ensure compliance
with this chapter and any rules adopted by the director.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text beginSubd. 6a.new text end

new text begin Retention by retailers; video lottery terminals. new text end

new text beginA lottery retailer who
has a contract for placement of video lottery terminals may retain 31 percent of the net
terminal income from the terminals located within its premises as commission. The lottery
retailer receiving commission under this subdivision shall transmit to an organization
licensed under chapter 349, and conducting lawful gambling on the premises of the
retailer, 29 percent of the lottery retailer's commission received under this subdivision.
If more than one organization conducts lawful gambling on the premises, the payment
must be reasonably allocated between the organizations, pro rata based on their respective
gross receipts.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Proceeds of sales.

All proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets new text beginor proceeds
from the sale of video lottery terminal plays
new text endreceived by a lottery retailer constitute a trust
fund until paid to the director. The lottery retailer is personally liable for all proceeds.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.06, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Local licenses.

No political subdivision may require a local license to
operate as a lottery retailernew text begin, restrict or regulate the placement of a video lottery terminal,new text end
or impose a tax or fee on the business of operating as a lottery retailer.

Sec. 27.

new text begin[349A.071] VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Operation. new text end

new text begin (a) All video lottery terminals must be operated and
controlled by the director.
new text end

new text begin (b) Video lottery terminals must be owned or leased by the director.
new text end

new text begin (c) Video lottery terminals must be maintained by the lottery, or by a vendor that is
under the control and direction of the director.
new text end

new text begin (d) The director must have a central communications system that monitors activities
and provides auditing program information on each video lottery terminal.
new text end

new text begin (e) The director must approve the general security arrangements associated with and
relating to the operation of the video lottery terminal.
new text end

new text begin (f) Video lottery terminals must maintain on nonresettable meters, a permanent
record, capable of being printed out, of all transactions by the terminal and all entries
into the terminal.
new text end

new text begin (g) The director may implement other controls as are deemed necessary to ensure
and maintain the integrity of video lottery terminals operated under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Testing and examination of machines. new text end

new text begin The director shall examine
prototypes of video lottery terminals and require that the manufacturer of the terminal
pay the cost of the examination. The director may contract for the examination of
video lottery terminals. The director may require working models of a video lottery
terminal transported to the locations the director designates for testing, examination,
and analysis. The manufacturer shall pay all costs of any testing, examination, analysis,
and transportation of the terminal model.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Deactivation of terminal. new text end

new text begin The director may deactivate a video lottery
terminal without notice if the lottery retailer has violated any provision of this chapter,
rule, or provision of its contract with the director.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.08, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Agreement by players.

A person who buys a lottery ticket new text beginor plays a
video lottery game
new text endagrees to be bound by the rules new text beginand game procedures new text endapplicable to deleted text beginthe
deleted text endnew text beginthat new text end particular lottery game deleted text beginfor which the ticket is purchaseddeleted text end. The player acknowledges
that the determination of whether a ticket new text beginor video lottery credit receipt new text endis deleted text begina deleted text endvalid deleted text beginwinning
ticket is subject to
deleted text endnew text beginunder new text endthe rules deleted text beginof deleted text endnew text beginand game procedures adopted by new text end the director, claims
procedures established by the director for that game, and any confidential or public
validation tests established by the director for that game.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.08, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Payment; unclaimed prizes.

new text begin(a) Except as provided in this subdivision, new text enda
prize in the State Lottery must be claimed by the winner within one year of the date of
the drawing at which the prize was awarded or the last day sales were authorized for a
game where a prize was determined in a manner other than by means of a drawing. If
a valid claim is not made for a prize payable directly by the lottery by the end of this
period, the prize money is considered unclaimed and the winner of the prize shall have no
further claim to the prize.

new text begin(b) A video lottery credit receipt from a video lottery terminal must be presented
for payment within 60 days of the date the video lottery credit receipt was printed. If a
valid claim for a video lottery credit receipt is not made by the end of this period, the
video lottery credit receipt is considered unclaimed and the player shall have no further
claim to the amount due from the video lottery credit receipt.
new text end

new text begin(c) new text endA prize won by a person who purchased the winning ticket new text beginor played a video
lottery game
new text endin violation of section 349A.12, subdivision 1, or won by a person ineligible
to be awarded a prize under subdivision 7 must be treated as an unclaimed prize under this
section. The director must transfer all unclaimed prize money at the end of each fiscal
year from the lottery cash flow account to the general fund.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.08, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Withholding of delinquent state taxes or other debts.

The director
shall report the name, address, and Social Security number of each winner of a lottery
prize of $600 or morenew text begin, or a video lottery prize of $1,200 or more, new text end to the Department of
Revenue to determine whether the person who has won the prize is delinquent in payment
of state taxes or owes a debt as defined in section 270A.03, subdivision 5. If the person
is delinquent in payment of state taxes or owes a debt as defined in section 270A.03,
subdivision 5, the director shall withhold the delinquent amount from the person's prize
for remittance to the Department of Revenue for payment of the delinquent taxes or
distribution to a claimant agency in accordance with chapter 270A. Section 270A.10
applies to the priority of claims.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Odds; required information.

new text begin(a) new text endThe director shall include on each
brochure, pamphlet, booklet, or other similar material the director publishes to promote
or explain any lottery game, a prominent and clear statement of the approximate odds of
winning each prize offered in that lottery game.

new text begin(b) Except for the operation of a video lottery terminal, new text end each lottery retailer must
post prominently at or near the point of ticket sale a notice or notices printed and provided
by the director of the approximate odds of winning each prize in each game for which
the lottery retailer sells tickets.

new text begin(c) The approximate odds of winning a prize from a video lottery terminal must be
displayed on the face or screen of the video lottery terminal.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

deleted text beginDeposit in deleted text endPrize fund.

(a) The director shall establish a lottery prize
fund outside the state treasury. The fund consists of all money deposited in it under this
subdivision and all interest earned thereon.

(b) The director shall deposit in the lottery prize fund, from gross receipts from the
sale of lottery tickets, an amount sufficient to pay lottery prizes from the lottery prize
fund according to the following provisions:

(1) for games which require on-line terminal connections, the prizes paid in any
fiscal year must be at least 45 percent of gross receipts from those games in that fiscal year;

(2) for games which do not require on-line terminal connections, the prizes paid in
any fiscal year must be at least deleted text beginthe following percentages of gross receipts from those
games:
deleted text end

deleted text begin(i) 50 percent through fiscal year 1991;
deleted text end

deleted text begin(ii) 55 percent from July 1, 1991, to June 30, 1992; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin(iii) deleted text end60 percent deleted text beginthereafter deleted text endnew text beginof gross receipts from those games in that fiscal yearnew text end.

new text begin(c) For lottery games played on a video lottery terminal, the win percentage in any
fiscal year will be the win percentage established by the game procedures adopted for the
game, but shall be at least 80 percent but not more than 95 percent.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Lottery operations.

(a) The director shall establish a lottery operations
account in the lottery fund. The director shall pay all costs of operating the lottery,
including payroll costs or amounts transferred to the state treasury for payroll costs, but
not including lottery prizes, from the lottery operating account. The director shall credit to
the lottery operations account amounts sufficient to pay the operating costs of the lottery.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (e), the director may not credit in any fiscal year
deleted text begin thereafterdeleted text end amounts to the lottery operations account which when totaled exceed nine
percent of gross revenuenew text begin, exclusive of net terminal income, and 12 percent of net terminal
income
new text end to the lottery fund in that fiscal year. In computing total amounts credited to
the lottery operations account under this paragraph the director shall disregard amounts
transferred to or retained by lottery retailers as sales commissions or other compensation.

(c) The director of the lottery may not expend deleted text beginafter July 1, 1991,deleted text end more than 2-3/4
percent of gross revenues in a fiscal year for contracts for the preparation, publication, and
placement of advertising.

(d) Except as the director determines, the lottery is not subject to chapter 16A
relating to budgeting, payroll, and the purchase of goods and services.

(e) In addition to the amounts credited to the lottery operations account under
paragraph (b), the director is authorized, if necessary, to meet the current obligations of
the lottery and to credit up to 25 percent of an amount equal to the average annual amount
which was authorized to be credited to the lottery operations account for the previous three
fiscal years but was not needed to meet the obligations of the lottery.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Deposit of receipts.

(a) The director may require lottery retailers to:

(1) deposit in a separate account to the credit of the lottery fund, in banks designated
by the director, all money received by the lottery retailer from the sale of lottery tickets
new text begin and video lottery terminal playsnew text end, less money retained as the lottery retailer's commission
and for payment of prizes;

(2) file with the director reports of the lottery retailer's receipts and transactions in
ticket sales new text beginand video lottery terminal plays new text endin a form that the director prescribes; and

(3) allow money deposited by the lottery retailer from the sale of lottery tickets new text beginand
video lottery terminal plays
new text endto be transferred to the lottery through electronic fund transfer.

(b) The director may make arrangements for any person, including a financial
institution, to perform functions, activities, or services in connection with the receipt and
distribution of lottery revenues.

(c) A lottery retailer who fails to pay any money due to the director within the time
prescribed by the director shall pay interest on the amount owed at the rate determined by
rule.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.10, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Budget; plans.

The director shall prepare and submit a biennial budget
plan to the commissioner of finance. The governor shall recommend the maximum
amount available for the lottery in the budget the governor submits to the legislature under
section 16A.11. The maximum amount available to the lottery for operating expenses and
capital expenditures shall be determined by law. Operating expenses shall not include
expenses that are a direct function of lottery sales, which include the cost of lottery prizes,
amounts paid to lottery retailers as sales commissions or other compensation, amounts
paid to produce and deliver scratch lottery games, deleted text beginanddeleted text end amounts paid to an outside vendor
to operate and maintain an on-line gaming systemnew text begin, amounts paid to an outside vendor to
operate and maintain a central system for video lottery terminals, and amounts paid to
acquire and maintain video lottery terminals
new text end. In addition, the director shall appear at least
once each fiscal year before the senate and house of representatives committees having
jurisdiction over gambling policy to present and explain the lottery's plans for future games
and the related advertising and promotions and spending plans for the next fiscal year.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Lottery ticket; retailer.

The director, an employee of the lottery,
a member of the immediate family of the director or employee residing in the same
household may not:

(1) purchase a lottery ticket new text beginor play a game on a video lottery terminalnew text end; or

(2) have any personal pecuniary interest in any vendor holding a lottery procurement
contract, or in any lottery retailer; or

(3) receive any gift, gratuity, or other thing of value, excluding food or beverage,
from any lottery vendor or lottery retailer, or person applying to be a retailer or vendor, in
excess of $100 in any calendar year.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Purchase by minors.

A person under the age of 18 years may not
buy or redeem for a prize a ticket in the state lottery new text beginand a person under the age of 21 years
may not play a game or redeem a video lottery credit receipt from a video lottery terminal
new text end.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Sale to minors.

A lottery retailer may not sell and a lottery retailer or other
person may not furnish or redeem for a prize a ticket in the state lottery to any person
under the age of 18 yearsnew text begin, or allow a person under the age of 21 years to play a game or
redeem a video lottery credit receipt from a video lottery terminal
new text end. It is an affirmative
defense to a charge under this subdivision for the lottery retailer or other person to prove
by a preponderance of the evidence that the lottery retailer or other person reasonably and
in good faith relied upon representation of proof of age described in section 340A.503,
subdivision 6, in making the sale or furnishing or redeeming the ticket new text beginor allowing the
play of a video lottery game or redeem a video lottery credit receipt from a video lottery
terminal
new text end.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 349A.13, is amended to read:


349A.13 RESTRICTIONS.

Nothing in this chapter:

(1) authorizes the director to conduct a lottery game or contest the winner or winners
of which are determined by the result of a sporting event other than a horse race conducted
under chapter 240; new text beginor
new text end

(2) deleted text beginauthorizes the director to install or operate a lottery device operated by coin or
currency which when operated determines the winner of a game; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin(3) deleted text endauthorizes the director to sell pull-tabs as defined under section 349.12,
subdivision 32.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 541.20, is amended to read:


541.20 RECOVERY OF MONEY LOST.

Every person who, by playing at cards, dice, or other game, or by betting on the
hands or sides of such as are gambling, shall lose to any person so playing or betting
any sum of money or any goods, and pays or delivers the same, or any part thereof, to
the winner, may sue for and recover such money by a civil action, before any court
of competent jurisdiction. For purposes of this section, gambling shall not include
pari-mutuel wagering conducted under a license issued pursuant to chapter 240, purchase
or sale of tickets in the state lottery, new text beginpurchase of video lottery plays as authorized under
chapter 349A,
new text endor gambling authorized under chapters 349 and 349A.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 541.21, is amended to read:


541.21 COMMITMENTS FOR GAMBLING DEBT VOID.

Every note, bill, bond, mortgage, or other security or conveyance in which the whole
or any part of the consideration shall be for any money or goods won by gambling or
playing at cards, dice, or any other game whatever, or by betting on the sides or hands
of any person gambling, or for reimbursing or repaying any money knowingly lent or
advanced at the time and place of such gambling or betting, or lent and advanced for any
gambling or betting to any persons so gambling or betting, shall be void and of no effect
as between the parties to the same, and as to all persons except such as hold or claim
under them in good faith, without notice of the illegality of the consideration of such
contract or conveyance. The provisions of this section shall not apply to: (1) pari-mutuel
wagering conducted under a license issued pursuant to chapter 240; (2) purchase of tickets
in the state lottery new text beginor other wagering authorized new text endunder chapter 349A; (3) gaming activities
conducted pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.; or (4)
lawful gambling activities permitted under chapter 349.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.651, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginFelony deleted text endnew text beginFraudnew text end.

A person is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced
under subdivision 4 if the person does any of the following with intent to defraud the
State Lottery:

(1) alters or counterfeits a state lottery ticket new text beginor a video lottery credit receipt from a
State Lottery video lottery terminal
new text end;

(2) knowingly presents an altered or counterfeited state lottery ticket new text beginor video lottery
credit receipt from a State Lottery video lottery terminal
new text endfor payment;

(3) knowingly transfers an altered or counterfeited state lottery ticket new text beginor video lottery
credit receipt from a State Lottery video lottery terminal
new text endto another person; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) new text begintampers with or manipulates the outcome, prize payable, or operation of a State
Lottery video lottery terminal; or
new text end

new text begin(5) new text endotherwise claims a lottery prize by means of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.75, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

What are not bets.

The following are not bets:

(1) A contract to insure, indemnify, guarantee or otherwise compensate another for a
harm or loss sustained, even though the loss depends upon chance.

(2) A contract for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or other
commodities.

(3) Offers of purses, prizes or premiums to the actual contestants in any bona fide
contest for the determination of skill, speed, strength, endurance, or quality or to the bona
fide owners of animals or other property entered in such a contest.

(4) The game of bingo when conducted in compliance with sections 349.11 to
349.23.

(5) A private social bet not part of or incidental to organized, commercialized,
or systematic gambling.

(6) The operation of equipment or the conduct of a raffle under sections 349.11 to
349.22, by an organization licensed by the Gambling Control Board or an organization
exempt from licensing under section 349.166.

(7) Pari-mutuel betting on horse racing when the betting is conducted under chapter
240.

(8) The purchase and sale of state lottery tickets new text beginand plays on a video lottery terminal
new text endunder chapter 349A.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.75, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Gambling device.

A gambling device is a contrivance which for a
consideration affords the player an opportunity to obtain something of value, other than
free plays, automatically from the machine or otherwise, the award of which is determined
principally by chance. "Gambling device" also includes a video game of chance, as
defined in subdivision 8new text begin, but does not include a video lottery terminal operated by the
State Lottery under chapter 349A
new text end.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 609.761, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State lottery.

Sections 609.755 and 609.76 do not prohibit the operation
of the state lottery deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin; new text endthe sale, possession, or purchase of tickets for the state lotterynew text begin; or
the manufacture, possession, or operation of a video lottery terminal for the state lottery
new text endunder chapter 349A.

Sec. 46. new text beginLOTTERY BUDGET; VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS.
new text end

new text begin The director of the State Lottery shall submit a budget for the operation of video
lottery terminals as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 349A.071, to the
commissioner of finance. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 349A.10,
subdivision 6, the director of the State Lottery may expend amounts necessary to operate
video lottery terminals. Amounts expended by the director of the State Lottery for the
conduct of video lottery terminals in fiscal year 2007 are not subject to the maximum
amount set in law for the operation of the lottery.
new text end

Sec. 47. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 297E.01, subdivision 7; and 297E.02, subdivisions
4, 6, and 7,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 48. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text beginExcept as otherwise provided, this act is effective the day following final enactment.new text end