Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1545

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-32.2-5-14.

Synopsis: Charity bingo workers. Specifies when a worker at a bingo event may participate in gaming activity at the bingo event.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Baird, Messmer




    January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1545



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

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

SOURCE: IC 4-32.2-5-14; (11)IN1545.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-32.2-5-14, AS AMENDED BY P.L.108-2009, SECTION 10, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 14. (a) Except as provided by subsection subsections (c) and (d), an operator or a worker may not directly or indirectly participate, other than in a capacity as an operator or a worker, in an allowable event that the operator or worker is conducting.
    (b) A patron at a charity game night may deal the cards in a card game if:
        (1) the card game in which the patron deals the cards is a game of euchre;
        (2) the patron deals the cards in the manner required in the ordinary course of the game of euchre; and
        (3) the euchre game is played under the supervision of the qualified organization conducting the charity game night in accordance with rules adopted by the commission under IC 4-32.2-3-3.
A patron who deals the cards in a euchre game conducted under this

subsection is not considered a worker or an operator for purposes of this article.
    (c) A worker at a festival event may participate as a player in any gaming activity offered at the festival event except as follows:
        
(1) A worker may not participate in any game during the time in which the worker is conducting or helping to conduct the game.
        (2) A worker who conducts or helps to conduct a pull tab, punchboard, or tip board event during a festival event may not participate as a player in a pull tab, punchboard, or tip board event conducted on the same calendar day.
     (d) A worker at a bingo event:
        (1) whose duties are limited to:
            (A) selling bingo supplies;
            (B) selling tickets for a door prize drawing or raffle conducted at the bingo event; or
            (C) the duties described in both clauses (A) and (B);
        (2) who has completed all of the worker's duties before the start of the first bingo game of the bingo event; and
        (3) who is not engaged as a worker at any other time during the bingo event;
may participate as a player in any gaming activity offered at the bingo event following the completion of the worker's duties at the bingo event.