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2017 Senate Bill 35: Regulate the “millionaire party” business
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 18, 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, which would recognize a system that has evolved in which, on most days of the week, a person can go to a single location to gamble on casino-like games, with the proceeds going to a different charitable organization each day (or during different hours of the same day).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on January 18, 2017
Reported in the Senate on February 2, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 34 to 3 in the Senate on February 9, 2017.
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(same description)
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, which would recognize a system that has evolved in which, on most days of the week, a person can go to a single location to gamble on casino-like games, with the proceeds going to a different charitable organization each day (or during different hours of the same day).
Received in the House on February 9, 2017
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 9, 2017
Reported in the House on March 29, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Barrett (R) on April 26, 2017 To increase the sanctions for violations of the proposed regulations.
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 technical details of the law governing charitable gambling other than millionaire parties, such as bingo and raffles. See also House Bill 4081, which establishes regulations that accommodate charities contracting-out operation of these fundraising events with casino-like gambling.
Received in the Senate on May 2, 2017

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