04RS HB705


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HB 705 (BR 2020) - D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to charitabale gaming.
     Amend KRS 238.530 to permit a distributor to rent specified equipment to a licensed charitable organization; permit a distributor to store such equipment at the licensed facility; require a manufacturer and a distributor to submit an annual financial audit to the department that conforms with administrative regulations promulgated by the department; amend KRS 238.525 to allow the department to waive fingerprinting requirements for those who have previously been fingerprinted; amend KRS 238.540 to allow a charitable organization to hire a trained, paid bingo caller; permit a charitable organization to lease specified equipment from a charitable gaming facility; permit persons to advertise the current value of a progressive bingo game even if the prize's value exceeds $5,000; amend KRS 238.545 to establish a progressive bingo game with an unlimited prize limit; allow a charitable organization to use a video or computerized charity game ticket dispenser at the facility during the bingo sessions; require that the dispenser not offer instant payouts; extend the upper cap on cumulative prizes for charity game tickets from $2,400 to $10,000; amend KRS 238.547 to increase the number of limited charity fundraising events a charitable organization may have from two to four; amend KRS 238.555 to allow the department to charge upward to $5,000 for a facility license; require a facility making application to include in its application, notice as to whether it will be providing specified equipment to the charitable organization; permit the charitable organization to establish a reward system for frequent players; permit a facility irrespective of the size of the largest city in the county to hold as many as 20 bingo sessions per week; create an optional license for those wishing to hold no more than 10 sessions; require a charitable gaming facility to submit to a financial audit that conforms to administrative regulations promulgated by the department.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 2-to Licensing and Occupations (H)

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