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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 444

Printer's No. 1856

  

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Amend Bill, page 1, line 25, by striking out "legislative

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intent, for definitions, for"

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Amend Bill, page 1, lines 26 through 29; page 2, lines 1 and

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2, by striking out "for prize limits, for limits on sales, for "

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in line 26, all of lines 27 through 29 on page 1, all of line 1

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and "advertising and for penalties; and making editorial

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changes" in line 2 on page 2 and inserting

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 distribution of proceeds

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Amend Bill, page 36, lines 29 and 30; pages 37 through 73,

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lines 1 through 30; page 74, lines 1 through 7, by striking out

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all of said lines on said pages and inserting

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Section 1.  Sections 301 and 502 of the act of December 19,

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1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games

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of Chance Act, renumbered and amended or added February 2, 2012

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(P.L.7, No.2), are amended to read:

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Section 301.  Games of chance permitted.

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Every eligible organization to which a license has been

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issued under the provisions of this chapter may conduct games of

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chance for the purpose of raising funds for public interest

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purposes. Except as provided in Chapter 5, all proceeds of a

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licensed eligible organization shall be used exclusively for

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public interest purposes [or], for the purchase of games of

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chance [as permitted], for the payment of the license fee or for

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the payment of the fee for background checks, as required by 

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this act.

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Section 502.  Distribution of proceeds.

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(a)  Distribution.--The proceeds from games of chance

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received by a club licensee shall be distributed as follows:

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(1)  No less than 70% of the proceeds shall be paid to

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organizations for public interest purposes in the calendar

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year in which the proceeds were obtained.

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(2)  No more than 30% of the proceeds obtained in a

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calendar year may be retained by a club licensee and used for

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the following operational expenses relating to the club

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licensee:

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(i)  Real property taxes.

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(ii)  Utility and fuel costs.

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(iii)  Heating and air conditioning equipment or

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repair costs.

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(iv)  Water and sewer costs.

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(v)  Property or liability insurance costs.

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(vi)  Mortgage payments.

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(vii)  Interior and exterior repair costs, including

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repair to parking lots.

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(viii)  New facility construction costs.

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(ix)  Entertainment equipment, including television,

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video and electronic games.

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(x)  Other expenses adopted in regulation by the

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department.

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(xi)  License fees as required under this act.

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(xii)  Background check fees as required under this

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act.

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(a.1)  Amounts retained.--Amounts retained by a club licensee

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under subsection (a)(2) shall be expended within the same

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calendar year unless the club licensee notifies the department

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that funds are being retained for a substantial purchase or

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project. Notification shall include a description of the

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purchase or project, the cost and the anticipated date of the

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purchase or project.

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(b)  Prohibition.--

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(1)  Proceeds shall not be used for wages, alcohol or

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food purchases or for the payment of any fine levied against

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the club licensee.

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(2)  An officer or employee of a club licensee who

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operates the game of chance shall not participate in the

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game. This paragraph shall not apply to a raffle.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

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