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Regular Session 2013-2014
Senate Bill 390

Short Title:
An Act amending the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.156), known as the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, further providing for the definitions of "daily drawing," "games of chance" and "law enforcement official," "weekly drawing"; adding definitions of "a night at the races," "cash or merchandise bash," "coin auction," "monthly drawing," "selective raffle," "Texas hold 'em card tournament" and "vertical wheel game"; further providing for an additional exception to prize limits; providing for a monthly drawing and carryover exception; permitting concurrent operation of daily, weekly and monthly drawings; permitting eligible organizations to impose a penalty of up to 50% of the amount of the prize if winner not present at time of drawing; further providing for reporting requirements; repealing provisions relating to location of games of chance, for off-premises games of chance and limited occasion licenses; further providing for operation of games of chance with certain repeals; further providing for background checks, for distribution of certain reports, for distribuiton of proceeds, for records, for revocation of licenses, for enforcement authority, for powers and duties, and abrogating regulations.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Referred to FINANCE, Feb. 4, 2013 [Senate]
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Statute References :

This bill amends the act of December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.0156), known as the Local Option Small Games Of Chance Act. Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.

SB 144 Sen. KASUNIC Memo: Small Games of Chance Amendments
SB 599 Sen. ERICKSON Memo: Small Games of Chance Act
SB 1412 Sen. ALLOWAY Memo: Tavern Gaming Legislation Revisions
HB 290 Rep. BROOKS Memo: Small Games of Chance Revisions
HB 424 Rep. SACCONE Memo: Exempts 50/50 drawings and "Chinese Auctions" from reporting requirements for Small Games of Chance
Only the first 5 bills are included here. Looking for more? View all legislation amending December 19, 1988 (P.L.1262, No.0156), known as the Local Option Small Games Of Chance Act