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HB 73: "An Act establishing an exception from permit and fee requirements for certain charitable gaming activities; relating to fees for applicants for a charitable gaming permit; amending the definition of 'permittee'; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 73                                                                          
01 "An Act establishing an exception from permit and fee requirements for certain                                          
02 charitable gaming activities; relating to fees for applicants for a charitable gaming                                   
03 permit; amending the definition of 'permittee'; and providing for an effective date."                                   
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1.  AS 05.15 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                 
06 Sec. 05.15.055. Exception; annual permit and fees; small charitable                                                   
07 gaming. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a municipality or                                    
08 qualified organization may conduct any activity permitted under this chapter without a                                  
09 permit and without paying a fee, so long as the annual gross receipts of the                                            
10       municipality or qualified organization from those activities are less than $20,000.                               
11            (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a municipality or                                  
12       qualified organization that limits its activities under (a) of this section does not need to                      
13       file any report or apply for registration under this chapter.                                                     
14            (c)  A municipality or qualified organization that limits its activities under (a)                           
01       of this section must file an annual certification, under the penalty of perjury, that                             
02       certifies compliance with (a) of this section.                                                                  
03    * Sec. 2. AS 05.15.115(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
04 (a)  A permittee [A MUNICIPALITY OR QUALIFIED ORGANIZATION                                                          
05 HOLDING A PERMIT TO CONDUCT AN ACTIVITY UNDER THIS CHAPTER]                                                             
06 may enter into a contract with an operator licensed under this chapter to conduct on                                    
07 behalf of the municipality or qualified organization those activities permitted under the                               
08       authority of the permit.                                                                                          
09    * Sec. 3.  AS 05.15.185 is amended to read:                                                                        
10 Sec. 05.15.185. Distribution of pull-tab games. Each series of pull-tabs                                              
11 distributed in the state must be sealed and have a serial number label issued by the                                    
12 National Association of Fundraising Ticket Manufacturers or other serial number label                                   
13       approved by the department and may be distributed only to                                                         
14 (1)  A permittee [A MUNICIPALITY OR A QUALIFIED                                                                     
15 ORGANIZATION THAT HAS OBTAINED A PERMIT ISSUED UNDER THIS                                                               
16       CHAPTER];                                                                                                         
17                 (2)  an operator on behalf of an authorizing permittee; or                                              
18                 (3)  a distributor licensed under this chapter.                                                         
19    * Sec. 4. AS.05.15.690 is amended to read:                                                                         
20 (35)  "permittee" means a municipality or a qualified organization that                                                 
21 holds a valid permit under AS 05.15.100, or a municipality or qualified                                             
22 organization that may conduct an activity authorized under this chapter without                                     
23       a permit and without paying a fee under AS 05.15.055(a);                                                      
24    * Sec. 5. AS 05.15.020(c)(1) and 05.15.020(c)(2) are repealed.                                                     
25    * Sec. 6.  The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                         
26 read:                                                                                                                   
27 TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Revenue may adopt regulations                                                
28 necessary to implement the changes made by this Act. The regulations take effect under                                  
29 AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the effective date of the law                                   
30 implemented by the regulation.                                                                                          
31    * Sec. 7.  Section 6 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                   
01    * Sec. 8.  Except as provided in sec. 7 of this Act, this Act takes effect January 1, 2020.