Download this document in MS Word 97 format

NO. 33. AN ACT RELATING TO DEER AND OTHER TYPES OF POOL SELLING.

(H.387)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 13 V.S.A. § 2151 is amended to read:

§ 2151. BOOKMAKING; POOL SELLING; OFF-TRACK WAGERS

(a) Except as provided under chapter 13 of Title 31, a person shall not

(1) engage in bookmaking or pool selling, except deer pools*[, with or without writing]* or other pools in which all of the monies paid by the participants, as an entry fee or otherwise, are paid out to either the winning participants based on the result of the pool or to a nonprofit organization or event as described in 32 V.S.A. § 10201(5) where the funds are to be used as described in that subdivision, or both;

(2) keep or occupy, for any period of time, any place or enclosure of any kind, with any material for recording any wager, or any purported wager, or selling pools, *[or purported pools]* except as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, upon the result of any contest, lot, chance, unknown or contingent event, whether actual or purported;

* * *

(5) permit any place or enclosure *[of which he is the owner, lessee or occupant]* that the person owns, leases or occupies to be used or occupied for any purpose or in any manner prohibited by subdivisions (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section;

(6) with the exception of *[deer]* pools as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection, lay, make, offer or accept any wager, upon such result or contest of skill, speed or power of endurance of *[man]* human or beast, or between *[men]* humans, beasts, or mechanical apparatus.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, a public retail establishment, including a holder of a second class license issued under Title 7, may sell raffle tickets on the retail premises for a nonprofit organization that has organized the raffle, provided the raffle is conducted in accordance with section 2143 of this title and that no person is compensated for expenses, as outlined in subdivision 2143(e)(1)(B) of this title.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

May 19, 1999 - Became Law Without Governor's Signature -