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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 444
Printer's No. 1856
Amend Bill, page 1, line 25, by striking out "legislative
intent, for definitions, for"
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 26 through 29; page 2, lines 1 and
2, by striking out "for prize limits, for limits on sales, for "
in line 26, all of lines 27 through 29 on page 1, all of line 1
and "advertising and for penalties; and making editorial
changes" in line 2 on page 2 and inserting
distribution of proceeds
Amend Bill, page 36, lines 29 and 30; pages 37 through 73,
lines 1 through 30; page 74, lines 1 through 7, by striking out
all of said lines on said pages and inserting
Section 1. Sections 301 and 502 of the act of December 19,
1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games
of Chance Act, renumbered and amended or added February 2, 2012
(P.L.7, No.2), are amended to read:
Section 301. Games of chance permitted.
Every eligible organization to which a license has been
issued under the provisions of this chapter may conduct games of
chance for the purpose of raising funds for public interest
purposes. Except as provided in Chapter 5, all proceeds of a
licensed eligible organization shall be used exclusively for
public interest purposes [or], for the purchase of games of
chance [as permitted], for the payment of the license fee or for
the payment of the fee for background checks, as required by
Section 502. Distribution of proceeds.
(a) Distribution.--The proceeds from games of chance
received by a club licensee shall be distributed as follows:
(1) No less than 70% of the proceeds shall be paid to
organizations for public interest purposes in the calendar
year in which the proceeds were obtained.
(2) No more than 30% of the proceeds obtained in a
calendar year may be retained by a club licensee and used for
the following operational expenses relating to the club
(i) Real property taxes.
(ii) Utility and fuel costs.
(iii) Heating and air conditioning equipment or
(iv) Water and sewer costs.
(v) Property or liability insurance costs.
(vi) Mortgage payments.
(vii) Interior and exterior repair costs, including
repair to parking lots.
(viii) New facility construction costs.
(ix) Entertainment equipment, including television,
video and electronic games.
(x) Other expenses adopted in regulation by the
(xi) License fees as required under this act.
(xii) Background check fees as required under this
(a.1) Amounts retained.--Amounts retained by a club licensee
under subsection (a)(2) shall be expended within the same
calendar year unless the club licensee notifies the department
that funds are being retained for a substantial purchase or
project. Notification shall include a description of the
purchase or project, the cost and the anticipated date of the
purchase or project.
(1) Proceeds shall not be used for wages, alcohol or
food purchases or for the payment of any fine levied against
the club licensee.
(2) An officer or employee of a club licensee who
operates the game of chance shall not participate in the
game. This paragraph shall not apply to a raffle.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.