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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 444

Printer's No. 1856

  

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Amend Bill, page 1, lines 25 through 29; page 2, lines 1 and

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2, by striking out all of said lines on said pages and inserting

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 licensing of eligible organizations to conduct games of

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chance.

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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 6, by striking out

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all of said lines on said pages and inserting

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Section 1.  Section 307(h) of the act of December 19, 1988

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

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Chance Act, renumbered and amended February 2, 2012 (P.L.7,

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No.2), is amended to read:

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Section 307.  Licensing of eligible organizations to conduct

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games of chance.

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(h)  Background checks.--[Each]

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(1)  Except as set forth in paragraph (2), each 

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application for a license shall include the results of a

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criminal history record information check obtained from the

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Pennsylvania State Police, as defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 9102

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(relating to definitions) and permitted by 18 Pa.C.S. §

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9121(b) (relating to general regulations), for the executive

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officer and secretary of the eligible organization making the

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application for a license or any other person required by the

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department.

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(2)  Paragraph (1) does not apply as follows:

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(i)  An application submitted by an eligible

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organization that is not a club, shall not be required to

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include the results of a criminal history record

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information check if the application includes an

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affidavit executed by the eligible organization's

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executive officer affirming that, if granted a license,

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the eligible organization does not anticipate that the

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organization's total small games of chance revenue will

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exceed $2,500 during the period for which the license is

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valid. The department shall prescribe an affidavit form

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for this purpose and make the form available to licensing

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authorities.

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(ii)  If, following the issuance of a license to an

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eligible organization under subparagraph (i), the

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eligible organization's total small games of chance

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revenue receipts surpass $2,500 during the period for

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which the license was valid, the eligible organization

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shall:

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(A)  within 180 days of surpassing the specified

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amount, provide the issuing authority with the

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results of a criminal history record information

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check for its executive officer and secretary which

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meets the requirements of paragraph (1); and

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(B)  when it next applies for licensure, comply

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with paragraph (1).

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Amend Bill, page 74, line 7, by striking out "22" and

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inserting

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