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S.F. No. 2228 - Gambling Control Board Regulatory Provisions Modifications
Author: Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: March 19, 2019


Section 1 [Active Member] changes the definition of “active member” to shorten the period that a person must be a member of a charitable organization.  This definition is used twice in the lawful gambling chapter. First, an active member is eligible to be a gambling manager to supervise lawful gambling. Second, an organization must have 15 active members when applying for a license to conduct charitable gaming, or 13 active members to vote on gambling matters.

Section 2 [Conduct of Bingo] limits the sale price of a bingo gift certificate to its face value.

Section 3 [Lessor’s Immediate Family] adds “electronic linked bingo game” to the list of games that a family member of a person that leases space to an organization for lawful gambling is prohibited from playing.

Section 4 [Required Record of Receipts] requires an organization that is licensed to conduct bingo to maintain a log of bingo gift certificates with specified information.

Section 5 [Accounts] changes the deadline for a licensed organization to submit gambling receipts from electronic gambling and to deposit those receipts in a gambling bank account. Under current law, the organization must deposit receipts when the total net receipts reach a threshold ($2,000) or by the first day of the next month, whichever is first.  Section 5 requires submission and deposit when the net receipts reach the threshold ($2,000) and within four business days of the first day of the next month.

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