(added by Chapter 5, Acts of 2007 Special Session, ratified Nov. 4, 2008)

SEC. 1. (a) This article does not apply to:

(b) In this article, "video lottery operation license" means a license issued to a person that allows players to operate video lottery terminals.

(c) (1) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, the State may issue up to five video lottery operation licenses throughout the State for the primary purpose of raising revenue for:

(d) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, on or after November 15, 2008, the General Assembly may not authorize any additional forms or expansion of commercial gaming.

(e) The General Assembly may only authorize additional forms or expansion of commercial gaming if approval is granted through a referendum, authorized by an act of the General Assembly, in a general election by a majority of the qualified voters in the State.

(f) (1) Subject to the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection, from the revenues raised under subsection (c)(1) of this section and any other commercial gaming revenues dedicated to public education, the Governor’s budget submission shall include not less than the following amounts as supplemental funding for public education:

(2) The supplemental funding shall be used to:

(3) (i) The supplemental funding required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be in addition to the State funding provided through the funding formulas established in the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act of 2002 for prekindergarten through grade 12 in public schools.
(ii) Beginning in Fiscal Year 2020 and for each Fiscal Year thereafter, the Governor shall identify in the annual budget as introduced how the revenue required under this section is being used to supplement and not supplant spending on public education for prekindergarten through grade 12 (added by Chapter 357, Acts of 2018, ratified Nov. 6, 2018).

(g) The General Assembly may, from time to time, enact such laws not inconsistent with this section, as may be necessary and proper to carry out its provisions.

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