SB682 (2020) Detail

Relative to the sale of Lucky 7 tickets.


SB 682  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2980

08/10

 

SENATE BILL 682

 

AN ACT relative to the sale of Lucky 7 tickets.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Allows for the sale and play of lucky 7 tickets on electronic machines.

 

II.  Allows a secondary game operator licensee to have a different badge for each employer he or she works for without submitting a supplemental application and fee.

 

III.  Changes the time period that charitable organization licenses are viable.

 

IV.  Changes the requirements for the rent of gaming equipment.

 

V.  Eliminates 50/50 raffles from the definition of games of chance.

 

VI.  Allows charitable organizations to be eligible for a gaming license after being registered with the secretary of state for one year.

 

VII.  Makes the definitions of "charitable organization" regarding games of chance and bingo and Lucky 7 the same.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2980

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the sale of Lucky 7 tickets.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Sale of Lucky 7 Tickets.  Amend RSA 287-E:21, III-a to read as follows:

III-a.  Lucky 7 tickets may be sold by dispenser devices approved by the commission and located at the regular meeting place of, or at a facility owned, leased, or utilized by, the licensee for its activities, provided that the commission shall not authorize the use of any lucky 7 dispenser device which was not in use on or before January 1, 2011, unless such device dispenses, or is capable of dispensing at the player's request, a paper or cardboard ticket [which has a manual break-open feature] and specifications for such dispenser device are contained in the rules of the commission.  Any permitted lucky 7 device shall not be in the nature of a slot machine and the outcome of any wager involving a permitted lucky 7 device shall be determined and displayed [solely] by and on the cardboard or paper ticket or on the screen of the device.

2  Lucky 7 Fees.  Amend RSA 287-E:22, I to read as follows:

I.  A licensed distributor shall pay a fee of $15 per deal of pull tab tickets or $0.0043 per pull tab ticket in a deal, whichever is greater.

3  Secondary Game Operator License Application; Requirements.  Amend RSA 287-D:10, V to read as follows:

V.  Nothing in this section shall prevent a licensee from working for different licensed entities.  A licensee who works for more than one game operator employer during the licensed period shall [submit a supplemental application with a separate licensing fee,] have a separate badge for each game operator employer, and pay a separate fee for each badge.

4  Charitable Organization License Application.  Amend RSA 287-D:6, IV and V to read as follows:

IV.  Only one license shall be issued to each applicant in any [12 month period] calendar year to operate games of chance for 10 days, which 10 days need not be consecutive.

V.  Licenses shall expire [12 months from the date of issue] on December 31 of the year issued or after the completion of the tenth game date, whichever comes first.

5  Equipment; Ownership and Rental.  Amend RSA 287-D:18, I(c) to read as follows:

(c) Rented at a fixed fee [only from a dealer in such equipment who has his or her principal place of business in this state and who is licensed by the lottery commission].

6  Games of Chance; Charitable Organization Definitions.  Amend RSA 287-D:1, III and IV to read as follows:

III.  "Games of chance" means any game involving gambling as defined by RSA 647:2, II, or any lottery prohibited by RSA 647:1, but shall not include any game involving the use of a slot machine or any other device in the nature of a slot machine, [50/50 raffles as defined in RSA 287-A:1, III,] or ice-out contests as defined in RSA 287-D:1, VI.

IV.(a)  "Charitable organization" means any bona fide religious, charitable, civic, veterans', or fraternal or church organization, including police and firemen's organizations which shall have been registered with the secretary of state for at least [2 years] one year, and in existence and organized under the laws of this state for at least one year in a town or city in this state.  To be eligible for licensure under this chapter, a charitable organization shall do all of the following:

(1)  Document that the organization has tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) or is covered under a group ruling issued by the Internal Revenue Service under the authority of those sections.

(2)  Establish that the religious, civic, fraternal, veterans, or charitable purposes for which it was organized, other than charitable gambling, are furthered through activities conducted in the town or city in which the charitable organization is organized.

(3)  Document registration with the secretary of state for at least one year and, if required under RSA 7:19-32-a, with the director of charitable trusts.

(4)  Maintain a current list of bona fide members.

(b)  A charitable organization shall not include auxiliary units, committees, or other entities organized under the auspices of a charitable organization eligible for licensure under this chapter, when such auxiliary unit, committee, or other entity is organized for the primary purpose of conducting games of chance.

7  Charitable Organization; Bingo and Lucky 7.  Amend RSA 287-E:1, V to read as follows:

V.(a)  "Charitable organization" means any bona fide religious, charitable, civic, [veterans] veterans', [or] fraternal, or church organization, including police and firemen's organizations which shall have been registered with the secretary of state for at least [2 years] one year and in existence and organized under the laws of this state for at least [2 years] one year in a town or city in this state [, and which possesses a tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) or is covered under a group ruling issued by the Internal Revenue Service under authority of those sections].  To be eligible for licensure under this chapter, a charitable organization shall do all of the following:

[(a)] (1)  Document that [it is exempt from federal income tax] the organization has tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) 501(c)(4), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) or is covered under a group ruling issued by the Internal Revenue Service under the authority of those sections.

[(b)] (2)  Establish that the religious, civic, fraternal, veterans, or charitable purposes for which it was organized, other than charitable gambling, are furthered through activities conducted in the town or city in which the charitable organization is organized.

[(c)  Register] (3)  Document registration with the secretary of state for at least one year and, if required under RSA 7:19-32-a, with the director of charitable trusts.

[(d)] (4)  Maintain a current list of bona fide members.

[(e)  Document that the organization has tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) or is covered under a group ruling issued by the Internal Revenue service under authority of those sections.]

(b)  A charitable organization shall not include auxiliary units, committees or other entities organized under the auspices of a charitable organization eligible for licensure under this chapter, when such auxiliary unit, committee, or other entity is organized for the primary purpose of conducting bingo games or Lucky 7.

8  Repeal.  RSA 287-D:14, XI, relative to the presence of members of charitable organizations at games of chance, is repealed.

9  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Links

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SB682 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 22, 2020 Senate Hearing
Feb. 13, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB682 Revision: 7996 Date: Jan. 14, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Ways and Means; SJ 2
Jan. 22, 2020 Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 100, SH, 09:45 am; SC 3
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 02/13/2020; SC 6
March 5, 2020 Special Order to 03/05/2020, Without Objection, MA; 02/13/2020 SJ 4
March 5, 2020 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 03/05/2020; SC 9
March 5, 2020 Refer to Interim Study, DIV. 13Y-11N, MA; 03/05/2020; SJ 5