Legislature(2019 - 2020)
2019-02-25 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2019-02-25 House Journal Page 0221 HB 73 HOUSE BILL NO. 73 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: 2019-02-25 House Journal Page 0222 "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." was read the first time and referred to the Community & Regional Affairs, Labor & Commerce, and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note(s) apply: 1. Fiscal, Dept. of Revenue The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 21 follows: "Dear Speaker Edgmon: Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska Constitution, I am transmitting a bill that would reduce unnecessary regulatory requirements for municipalities and qualified organizations operating small charitable gaming fundraisers. Per AS 05.15.690(39), a "qualified organization" means "a bona fide civic or service organization or a bona fide religious, charitable, fraternal, veterans, labor, political, or educational organization, police or fire department and company, dog mushers' association, outboard motor association, or fishing derby or nonprofit trade association in the state, that operates without profits to its members and that has been in existence continually for a period of three years immediately before applying for the license or permit; the organization may be a firm, corporation, company, association, or partnership." The bill would provide that a charitable gaming permit or fee is no longer required for a qualified organization that did not hold a permit during the preceding year or that had gross receipts of less than $20,000 from charitable gaming fundraisers during the preceding year. The bill would have a positive impact on about 400 permittees by reducing costs and regulatory burdens of reporting for small charitable gaming activities. The qualified organization will still need to certify to the State of Alaska each year that all charitable gaming activities were conducted by law. 2019-02-25 House Journal Page 0223 I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure. Sincerely, /s/ Michael J. Dunleavy Governor"