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2017 House Bill 4081: Regulate the “millionaire party” business
Introduced by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on January 24, 2017 To revise the law governing charitable “millionaire party” gambling events that include casino games, in a manner that accommodates charities contracting-out operation of these fundraising events to a “charitable gaming service” that operates them for multiple charities at a single location, one event after another. The bill would establish a licensing regime covering both the charities and the companies that provide the gambling service.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on January 24, 2017
Reported in the House on March 29, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on April 26, 2017 To expand a provision banning suppliers of gambling equipment from being involved in leasing facilities where the charitable gambling occurs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 26, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on April 26, 2017 To increase the proposed penalties, and give state officials more authority to impose them.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 26, 2017
Passed 100 to 9 in the House on April 27, 2017.
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To revise the law governing charitable “millionaire party” gambling events that include casino games, in a manner that accommodates charities contracting-out operation of these fundraising events to a “charitable gaming service” that operates them for multiple charities at a single location, one event after another. The bill would establish a licensing regime covering both the charities and the companies that provide the gambling service.

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