Senator Dennis L. Jones, D.C.
- Authorize one Destination Resort in each of five districts designated across the state. To be eligible, a county would have to pass a local referendum before a Destination Resort could be located there.
- Determine location of the Resorts through a comprehensive bidding process, which will consist of a $50 Million refundable licensing fee (refunded if the bidder is not selected to receive a license) and a $1 Million non-refundable application fee.
- Establish a tax rate that would be based on capital investment of the licensee. Capital investment would be defined as the cumulative cost for developing the project and includes land purchase, application and licensing fees, property build out, permitting fees, environmental remediation costs, necessary studies including but not limited to economic analysis, environmental analysis, and traffic analysis.
- Create a seven-member Destination Resort Gaming Commission to properly regulate casino gaming, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Governor would be required to appoint at least one commissioner from each designated district.