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H.655

Introduced by   Representatives Gilbert of Fairfax, Allard of St. Albans Town, Anderson of Montpelier, Branagan of Georgia, Clark of Vergennes, Consejo of Sheldon, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Gervais of Enosburg, Godin of Milton, Howrigan of Fairfield, McAllister of Highgate, Peltz of Woodbury and Westman of Cambridge

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes; gambling casino nights

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the number of casino nights that a qualified nonprofit service organization may hold from one per quarter or three per year to three per quarter or 12 per year and to increase, by the same number of occurrences, the number of nonprofit casino events that may be held at a single location quarterly or annually,

AN ACT RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND CASINO NIGHTS

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


Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 2143 is amended to read:

§ 2143.  NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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(d)  Casino events shall be limited as follows:

(1)  A location may be the site of no more than:

(A)  one three casino event events in any calendar quarter,; or

(B)  three 12 casino events in any calendar year, as long as there are at least 15 days between each event.

(2)  A nonprofit organization, as defined in 32 V.S.A. § 10201(5), may organize and execute no more than:

(A)  one three casino event events in any calendar quarter; or

(B)  three 12 casino events in any calendar year, as long as there are at least 15 days between each event.

(3)  For the purposes of this subsection, "casino event" means an event held during any 24-hour period at which any game of chance is conducted except those prohibited by 13 V.S.A. § subdivision 2135(a)(1) or (2) of this title.  A "casino event" shall not include a fair, bazaar, field days, agricultural exposition, or similar event which utilizes a wheel of fortune, chuck-a-luck, or other such games commonly conducted at such events, or break-open tickets, bingo, a lottery, or a raffle.

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Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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