SB 95: "An Act relating to multiple-beneficiary charitable gaming permits and door prizes for charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 95 01 "An Act relating to multiple-beneficiary charitable gaming permits and door prizes 02 for charitable gaming; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 05.15.060(8) is amended to read: 05 (8) the number of activities that may be held, operated, or conducted 06 under a permit during a specified period; however, the department may not allow more 07 than 14 bingo sessions a month and 35 bingo games a session to be conducted under 08 a permit; the holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit under AS 05.15.100(d) may 09 hold, operate, or conduct the number of sessions and games a month equal to the 10 number allowed an individual permittee multiplied by the number of holders of 11 the multiple-beneficiary permit; 12 * Sec. 2. AS 05.15.100 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (d) The commissioner may issue a multiple-beneficiary permit to two to six 14 municipalities or qualified organizations or to a combination of two to six
01 municipalities and qualified organizations that apply jointly for the permit. The permit 02 gives the permit holders the privilege of jointly conducting the activities specified in 03 (a) and (b) of this section, subject to the restrictions set out in (b) of this section. 04 * Sec. 3. AS 05.15.112(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Each municipality or qualified organization that receives a permit under 06 this chapter shall designate a member in charge. Municipalities and qualified 07 organizations that hold a multiple-beneficiary permit shall jointly designate one 08 member in charge. 09 * Sec. 4. AS 05.15.112(b) is amended to read: 10 (b) The member in charge is responsible for preparation, maintenance, and 11 transmittal of all records and reports required of the permittee. The member in charge 12 shall be a member of the qualified organization or the board of directors of the 13 qualified organization or an employee of the municipality. In the case of a multiple-beneficiary permit, the 14 member in charge shall be a member of one of the 15 qualified organizations or the board of directors of one of the qualified 16 organizations or an employee of one of the municipalities. 17 * Sec. 5. AS 05.15.112(d) is amended to read: 18 (d) The municipality or qualified organization, or the holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit, shall 19 designate alternate members in charge who are responsible 20 for the duties of the member in charge in the absence of the member in charge. 21 * Sec. 6. AS 05.15 is amended by adding a new section to read: 22 Sec. 05.15.145. MULTIPLE-BENEFICIARY PERMITS. (a) Two to six 23 municipalities or qualified organizations, or a combination of two to six municipalities 24 and qualified organizations, may jointly apply for a multiple-beneficiary permit under 25 AS 05.15.100(d). The commissioner may not issue or renew a permit except upon 26 satisfactory proof that each joint applicant is a municipality or qualified organization, 27 the activity may be permitted under this chapter, and the issuance of a permit is not 28 detrimental to the best interests of the public. Upon request of the commissioner, the 29 joint applicants shall prove conclusively each of these requirements before a permit 30 may be issued or renewed. 31 (b) The provisions of AS 05.15.140(b) - (d) apply to multiple-beneficiary
01 permits and applications for them. 02 (c) A municipality or qualified organization that is among the holders of a 03 multiple-beneficiary permit may not hold another permit under this chapter. 04 (d) A municipality or qualified organization that is among the holders of a 05 multiple-beneficiary permit may withdraw from the permit by giving written notice of 06 intent to withdraw to the department and to the other holders of the permit. The 07 effective date of the withdrawal is 30 days after the department receives written notice 08 of intent. A municipality or qualified organization that withdraws from a multiple-beneficiary permit may apply for 09 a permit under AS 05.15.100(a), but its share of the 10 prizes awarded under the multiple-beneficiary permit and the prizes it awards under 11 its own permit are subject to the maximums established in AS 05.15.180(g). 12 (e) The holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit shall jointly file reports with 13 the department that comply with the reporting requirements imposed on operators 14 under AS 05.15.083. 15 * Sec. 7. AS 05.15.180(d) is amended to read: 16 (d) The total value of door prizes offered or awarded under authority of a 17 permit issued to a municipality or qualified organization under this chapter or under 18 authority of a multiple-beneficiary permit may not exceed $20,000 a month or 19 $240,000 a year. 20 * Sec. 8. AS 05.15.180(e) is amended to read: 21 (e) The total value of all door prizes offered or awarded at a single facility or 22 bingo hall or parlor by an operator on behalf of authorizing permittees [OR BY A 23 PERMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER PERMITTEES] may not exceed 24 $20,000 a month or $240,000 a year. 25 * Sec. 9. AS 05.15.180(g) is amended to read: 26 (g) A municipality or a qualified organization may award a maximum of 27 $1,000,000 in prizes each year in activities authorized under this chapter; however, if 28 a municipality or a qualified organization contracts with an operator to conduct on its 29 behalf activities authorized under this chapter, the municipality or qualified 30 organization may award a maximum of $500,000 in prizes each year. The holders of 31 a multiple-beneficiary permit under AS 05.15.100(d) may award a maximum in
01 prizes each year of $1,000,000 times the number of holders of the permit for 02 activities authorized under this chapter. In this subsection "activities authorized 03 under this chapter" means all activities subject to this chapter other than bingo. 04 * Sec. 10. AS 05.15.187(f) is amended to read: 05 (f) Each permittee [MUNICIPALITY OR QUALIFIED ORGANIZATION] 06 that had gross receipts exceeding $100,000 during the preceding year from activities 07 conducted under this chapter or that is required to report under AS 05.15.080(a), that 08 conducts a pull-tab game shall maintain records for two years of each prize of $50 or 09 more, the first day and last day that each series was distributed, the serial number of 10 each series, and the distributor from whom each series was purchased. In this section 11 "permittee" includes municipalities and qualified organizations that jointly hold 12 a multiple-beneficiary permit. 13 * Sec. 11. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).