Consideration of HB 169

Senate Committee on Community, Economic and Recreational Development

Committee Meeting

Monday, December 5, 2011
Senate Rules Room (Main Capitol)

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House Bill No. 169, Printer’s No. 2694 (Delozier) – 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 legislative intent, for definitions, for games of chance permitted and for prize limits, for limits on sales, for distributor licenses, for registration of manufacturers, for regulations, for licensing of eligible organizations and for special permits; providing for club licensees; further providing for revocation of licenses, for local option, for advertising and for penalties; and making editorial changes.

[A06868] (Earll) – This is a gut-n-replace amendment that is primarily based on the language contained in Senate Bill No. 444, Printer’s No. 1737 that was previously passed by the Senate and mirrors House Bill No. 169, Printer’s No. 2694 in numerous ways. The following is a list of some of the modifications made to the language that is the basis for this amendment:

Some technical modifications.

{Technical in nature}Further modifies the proposed definition of proceeds.

Further modifies the definition of “public interest purpose” so that it includes a reference to the activities and operations of emergency response. Also note that this language is repositioned within the definition.

Adds maintenance and sharing of records provision with regard to club licensee.

Club licensee required to maintain records (receipt showing cost, number of materials, potential proceeds, etc.) relating to the printing or purchase of materials to be used for weekly drawings for monitoring and audit purposes per the Bureau of Liquor Control.

Further expands the grounds for suspension, revocation or nonrenewal of license to include the failure to file reports required under section 501 (relating to club licensee report).

Modifies the new civil penalty amounts related to club licensee as follows:

1st violation – up to $1,000 $800

2nd violation – up to $2,000 $1,000

3rd or subsequent violation – up to $3,000 $2,000