HOUSE BILL No. 1545
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.
January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
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
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
(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
(1) the card game in which the patron deals the cards is a game of
(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
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
(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