Bill Text - HB565 (2021)

Establishing a committee to study charitable gaming.


Revision: Jan. 12, 2021, 1:17 p.m.

HB 565  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0694

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 565

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ames, Ches. 9; Rep. Almy, Graf. 13; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0694

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the regulatory structure of charitable gaming.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Study the oversight and enforcement of charitable gaming in New Hampshire and how that regulatory structure, including staffing levels for auditors, inspectors and other oversight positions, compares with best-practice regulatory standards for the gaming industry and regulatory structures used in other jurisdictions.

II.  Review the recommendations of prior study commissions with respect to the regulatory structure of charitable gaming in New Hampshire and determine to what degree those recommendations have been addressed, including but not limited to recommendations relating to oversight, enforcement, control measures, technology and staffing.

III. Study the amounts and distribution of revenues generated by each charitable gaming operator to the state and to the charities served by that operator, including all costs borne by the operator and charities.

IV. Study the methods used by charitable gaming operators to select the charities that will be given dates at the operators’ facilities, including the methods used when there is a “wait list” at the facilities.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

HB 565  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0694

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 565

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ames, Ches. 9; Rep. Almy, Graf. 13; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

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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.

21-0694

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study charitable gaming.

 

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

 

1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study the regulatory structure of charitable gaming.

2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b)  Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3  Duties.  The committee shall:

I.  Study the oversight and enforcement of charitable gaming in New Hampshire and how that regulatory structure, including staffing levels for auditors, inspectors and other oversight positions, compares with best-practice regulatory standards for the gaming industry and regulatory structures used in other jurisdictions.

II.  Review the recommendations of prior study commissions with respect to the regulatory structure of charitable gaming in New Hampshire and determine to what degree those recommendations have been addressed, including but not limited to recommendations relating to oversight, enforcement, control measures, technology and staffing.

III. Study the amounts and distribution of revenues generated by each charitable gaming operator to the state and to the charities served by that operator, including all costs borne by the operator and charities.

IV. Study the methods used by charitable gaming operators to select the charities that will be given dates at the operators’ facilities, including the methods used when there is a “wait list” at the facilities.

4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2022.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.