HB 1689 Charitable gaming; changes in regulations of Charitable Gaming Board and use of proceeds.
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Summary as introduced:
Charitable gaming; regulations of the Charitable Gaming Board; use of proceeds.  Authorizes the Charitable Gaming Board, by regulation, to adopt variations in the types of bingo games and raffles that may be conducted provided such variations result in charitable gaming conducted in a manner consistent with the charitable gaming law. The bill also provides that after payment of business and other lawful expenses, an organization conducting charitable gaming must use all of the remaining receipts for charitable purposes, except that such receipts cannot be less than five percent of the organization's gross receipts. The bill provides that in determining whether to deny, suspend, or revoke the permit of any organization solely because of its failure to meet this requirement, the Department shall consider whether (i) the organization is otherwise in compliance with the laws and regulations governing charitable gaming in the Commonwealth; (ii) there are pending criminal charges or prior convictions against any officer of the organization or game manager involving a felony related to fraud, theft, or financial crimes, or involving a misdemeanor related to moral turpitude; and (iii) the organization, in the opinion of the Department, has used sufficient proceeds for charitable purposes. The bill contains technical amendments.

Full text:
12/22/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 058886204  pdf | impact statement

Status:
12/22/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 058886204
12/22/04  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #3...
01/25/05  House: Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N)