HB 326: "An Act providing that a political use is not an authorized use of charitable gaming proceeds; prohibiting the contribution of charitable gaming proceeds to candidates for certain public offices, their campaign organizations, or to political groups; providing that a political group is not a qualified organization for purposes of charitable gaming; relating to what is a qualified organization for the purpose of charitable gaming permitting; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 326 01 "An Act providing that a political use is not an authorized use of charitable 02 gaming proceeds; prohibiting the contribution of charitable gaming proceeds to 03 candidates for certain public offices, their campaign organizations, or to political 04 groups; providing that a political group is not a qualified organization for 05 purposes of charitable gaming; relating to what is a qualified organization for the 06 purpose of charitable gaming permitting; and providing for an effective date." 07 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 08 * Section 1. AS 05.15.150(a) is amended to read: 09 (a) The authority to conduct the activity authorized by this chapter is 10 contingent upon the dedication of the net proceeds of the charitable gaming activity 11 to the awarding of prizes to contestants or participants and to [POLITICAL,] 12 educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic, or religious uses in the state. 13 "Educational [POLITICAL, EDUCATIONAL] , civic, public, charitable, patriotic, or 14 religious uses" means uses benefiting persons either by bringing them under the
01 influence of education or religion or relieving them from disease, suffering, or 02 constraint, or by assisting them in establishing themselves in life, or by providing for 03 the promotion of the welfare and well-being of the membership of the organization 04 within their own community, [OR THROUGH AIDING CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC 05 OFFICE OR GROUPS THAT SUPPORT CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE,] or 06 by erecting or maintaining public buildings or works, or lessening the burden on 07 government, but does not include 08 (1) the direct or indirect 09 (A) payment of any portion of the net proceeds of a bingo or 10 pull-tab game to a lobbyist registered under AS 24.45; 11 (B) contribution of any portion of the net proceeds of a 12 charitable gaming activity to a candidate for a public office of the state or 13 a political subdivision of the state, to the candidate's campaign 14 organization, to a political party as defined under AS 15.60, or to an 15 organization or club organized under or formally affiliated with a political 16 party; or 17 (2) the erection, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, or repair of 18 real, personal, or mixed property unless it is used exclusively for one or more of the 19 permitted uses. 20 * Sec. 2. AS 05.15.210(29) is amended to read: 21 (29) "qualified organization" means a bona fide civic or service 22 organization or a bona fide religious, charitable, fraternal, veterans, labor, 23 [POLITICAL,] or educational organization, police or fire department and company, 24 dog mushers' association, outboard motor association, or fishing derby or nonprofit 25 trade association in the state, that 26 (A) operates without profits to its members; 27 (B) [AND THAT] has been in existence continually for a period 28 of three years immediately before applying for a license; and 29 (C) is described in 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) (Internal Revenue 30 Code) and exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(a) (Internal Revenue 31 Code [THE ORGANIZATION MAY BE A FIRM, CORPORATION,
01 COMPANY, ASSOCIATION, OR PARTNERSHIP]; 02 * Sec. 3. AS 05.15.210(31) is repealed. 03 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 1995.