Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 145

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-32.

Synopsis: Charity gaming. Increases the annual prize limit for unlicensed raffle events from $3,000 to $10,000. Provides that prizes awarded at other unlicensed charity gaming events do not count toward the annual raffle prize limit.

Effective: July 1, 2004.





Paul




    January 6, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)


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SENATE BILL No. 145



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning gaming.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 4-32-6-20 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 20. (a) "Qualified organization" means:
        (1) a bona fide religious, educational, senior citizens, veterans, or civic organization operating in Indiana that:
            (A) operates without profit to the organization's members;
            (B) is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
            (C) has been continuously in existence in Indiana for at least five (5) years or is affiliated with a parent organization that has been in existence in Indiana for at least five (5) years; or
        (2) a bona fide political organization operating in Indiana that produces exempt function income (as defined in Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code).
    (b) For the purpose purposes of IC 4-32-9-3 and IC 4-32-9-3.5, a "qualified organization" includes the following:
        (1) A hospital licensed under IC 16-21.


        (2) A health facility licensed under IC 16-28.
        (3) A psychiatric facility licensed under IC 12-25.
        (4) An organization defined in subsection (a).
    SECTION 2. IC 4-32-9-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 2. Except as provided in section sections 3 and 3.5 of this chapter, a qualified organization must obtain a license from the department to conduct an allowable event.
    SECTION 3. IC 4-32-9-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 3. (a) This section does not apply to an unlicensed raffle event.
    (b)
A qualified organization is not required to obtain a license from the department if the value of all prizes awarded at the bingo event, charity game night, raffle event, or door prize event, including prizes from pull tabs, punchboards, and tip boards, does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a single event and not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) during a calendar year. Prizes awarded at an event conducted under section 3.5 of this chapter may not be counted toward the annual prize limit imposed by this subsection.
    (b) (c) A qualified organization described in subsection (a) (b) that plans to hold a bingo event more than one (1) time a year shall send an annual written notice to the department informing the department of the following:
        (1) The estimated frequency of the planned bingo events.
        (2) The location or locations where the qualified organization plans to hold the bingo events.
        (3) The estimated amount of revenue expected to be generated by each bingo event.
    (c) (d) The notice required under subsection (b) (c) must be filed before the earlier of the following:
        (1) March 1 of each year.
        (2) One (1) week before the qualified organization holds the first bingo event of the year.
    (d) (e) A qualified organization described in subsection (a) (b) shall maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of an event conducted under this section. The department may inspect records kept in compliance with this section.
    SECTION 4. IC 4-32-9-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 3.5. (a) This section applies only to an unlicensed raffle event.
    (b) A qualified organization is not required to obtain a license from the department if the value of all prizes awarded at the raffle

event, including prizes from pull tabs, punchboards, and tip boards, does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a single event and not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) during a calendar year. Prizes awarded at an event conducted under section 3 of this chapter may not be counted toward the annual prize limit imposed by this subsection.
    (c) A qualified organization shall maintain accurate records of all financial transactions of an event conducted under this section. The department may inspect records kept in compliance with this section.