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                            CHAPTER 128-H.F.No. 132 
                  An act relating to lawful gambling; exempting certain 
                  bingo games from regulation; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1998, section 349.166, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 349.166, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [EXCLUSIONS.] (a) Bingo may be conducted 
        without a license and without complying with sections 349.168, 
        subdivisions 1 and 2; 349.17, subdivisions 1, 4, and 5; 349.18, 
        subdivision 1; and 349.19, if it is conducted:  
           (1) by an organization in connection with a county fair, 
        the state fair, or a civic celebration and is not conducted for 
        more than 12 consecutive days and is limited to no more than 
        four separate applications for activities applied for and 
        approved in a calendar year; or 
           (2) by an organization that conducts four or fewer bingo 
        occasions in a calendar year.  
           An organization that holds a license to conduct lawful 
        gambling under this chapter may not conduct bingo under this 
        subdivision.  
           (b) Bingo may be conducted within a nursing home or a 
        senior citizen housing project or by a senior citizen 
        organization without compliance with sections 349.11 to 349.15 
        and 349.153 to 349.213 if the prizes for a single bingo game do 
        not exceed $10, total prizes awarded at a single bingo occasion 
        do not exceed $200, no more than two bingo occasions are held by 
        the organization or at the facility each week, only members of 
        the organization or residents of the nursing home or housing 
        project are allowed to play in a bingo game, no compensation is 
        paid for any persons who conduct the bingo, and a manager is 
        appointed to supervise the bingo, and the manager registers with 
        the board.  Bingo conducted under this paragraph is exempt from 
        sections 349.11 to 349.23, and the board may not require an 
        organization that conducts bingo under this paragraph, or the 
        manager who supervises the bingo, to register or file a report 
        with the board.  The gross receipts from bingo conducted under 
        the limitations of this subdivision are exempt from taxation 
        under chapter 297A.  
           (c) Raffles may be conducted by an organization without a 
        license and without complying with sections 349.154 to 349.165 
        and 349.167 to 349.213 if the value of all raffle prizes awarded 
        by the organization in a calendar year does not exceed $750.  
           (d) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the organization 
        must maintain all required records of excluded gambling activity 
        for 3-1/2 years. 
           Presented to the governor May 3, 1999 
           Signed by the governor May 6, 1999, 3:38 p.m.