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HF 2154

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/08/2019 05:12pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to lawful gambling; modifying regulatory provisions of the Gambling
Control Board; making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 349.12, subdivision 2; 349.17, subdivision 6;
349.181, subdivision 5; 349.19, subdivisions 1, 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Active member.

"Active member" means a membernew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end who has paid all dues to the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end who is 18 years of age or olderdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3)new text end who has equal voting rights with all other membersdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4)new text end who has equal opportunity to be an elected officerdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5)new text end who has equal right and responsibilities of attendance at the regularly scheduled
meetings of the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6)new text end whose name and membership origination date appear with the member's knowledge
and consent on a list of members of the organizationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

new text begin (7)new text end who has been a member of the organization for at least deleted text beginsix monthsdeleted text endnew text begin the most recent
90 days
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Conduct of bingo.

The price of a face played on an electronic bingo device
may not be less than the price of a face on a bingo paper sheet sold for the same game at
the same occasion. new text beginBingo gift certificates must only be sold for face value. new text endA game of bingo
begins with the first letter and number called or displayed. Each player must cover, mark,
or activate the numbers when bingo numbers are randomly selected and announced or
displayed to the players. The game is won when a player, using bingo paper, bingo hard
card, or a facsimile of a bingo paper sheet, has completed, as described in the bingo program,
a previously designated pattern or previously determined requirements of the game and
declared bingo. A bingo pattern or bingo game requirement may not be completed with
fewer than three bingo numbers having been drawn, unless the game being played is a
cover-none game. The game is completed when a winning card, sheet, or facsimile is verified
and a prize awarded pursuant to subdivision 3.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.181, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Lessor's immediate family.

The lessor's immediate family may not participate
directly or indirectly as a player in a pull-tab, new text begina new text endtipboard, deleted text beginordeleted text end new text begina new text endpaddlewheelnew text begin, or an electronic
linked bingo
new text end game conducted at that premises.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required record of receipts.

new text begin(a) new text endA licensed organization must keep a
record of each occasion on which it conducts gambling, including each bingo occasion and
each day on which other forms of lawful gambling are conducted. The record must include
gross receipts, quantities of free plays if any, expenses, prizes, and gross profit. The board
may by rule provide for the methods by which expenses are documented.

new text begin (b)new text end In the case of bingodeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end gross receipts must be compared to the checkers' records for the occasion by a person
who did not sell cards for the occasiondeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the organization must keep a bingo gift certificate log showing each bingo gift
certificate number, the face value, the date sold, and the date redeemed.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Separate records must be kept for bingo and all other forms of lawful gambling.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 349.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Accounts.

(a) Gross receipts from lawful gambling by each organization must
be segregated from all other revenues of the conducting organization and placed in a separate
gambling bank account.

(b) All expenditures for allowable expenses, taxes, and lawful purposes must be made
from the separate account except (1) in the case of expenditures previously approved by
the organization's membership for emergencies as defined by board rule, or (2) when
restricted to one electronic fund transaction for the payment of taxes for the organization
as a whole, the organization may transfer the amount of taxes related to the conduct of
gambling to the general account at the time when due and payable.

(c) The name and address of the bank, the account number for the separate account, and
the names of organization members authorized as signatories on the separate account must
be provided to the board when the application is submitted. Changes in the information
must be submitted to the board at least ten days before the change is made.

(d) Except as provided in paragraph (e), gambling receipts must be deposited into the
gambling bank account within four business days of completion of the bingo occasion, deal,
or game from which they are received.

(1) A deal of paper pull-tabs is considered complete when either the last pull-tab of the
deal is sold or the organization does not continue the play of the deal during the next
scheduled period of time in which the organization will conduct pull-tabs.

(2) A tipboard game is considered complete when the seal on the game flare is uncovered
or the organization does not continue the play of the deal during the next scheduled period
of time in which the organization will conduct tipboards.

(e) Gambling receipts from electronic gambling must be recorded on a daily basis and
deposited into the gambling bank accountnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end when the total net receipts from all electronic games at the premises reach the sum
of $2,000 deleted text beginor on or beforedeleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) within four business days ofnew text end the first day of the month immediately following the
month during which the receipts were generateddeleted text begin, whichever occurs firstdeleted text end.

(f) Deposit records must be sufficient to allow determination of deposits made from
each bingo occasion, deal, or game at each permitted premises.

(g) The person who accounts for gambling gross receipts and profits may not be the
same person who accounts for other revenues of the organization.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end