SB 77: "An Act relating to charitable gaming online ticket sales and activities."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 77 01 "An Act relating to charitable gaming online ticket sales and activities." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 05.15.060(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The department shall adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative 05 Procedure Act) necessary to carry out this chapter covering, but not limited to, 06 (1) the issuance, renewal, and revocation of permits, licenses, and 07 vendor registrations; 08 (2) a method of ascertaining net proceeds, the determination of items 09 of expense that may be incurred or paid, and the limitation of the amount of the items 10 of expense to prevent the proceeds from the activity permitted from being diverted to 11 noncharitable, noneducational, nonreligious, or profit-making organizations, 12 individuals, or groups; 13 (3) the immediate revocation of permits, licenses, and vendor 14 registrations authorized under this chapter if this chapter or regulations adopted under 15 it are violated;

01 (4) the requiring of detailed, sworn, financial reports of operations 02 from permittees and licensees including detailed statements of receipts and payments; 03 (5) the investigation of permittees, licensees, registered vendors, and 04 their employees, including the fingerprinting of those permittees, licensees, registered 05 vendors, and employees whom the department considers it advisable to fingerprint; 06 (6) the method and manner of conducting authorized activities and 07 awarding of prizes or awards, and the equipment that may be used; 08 (7) the number of activities that may be held, operated, or conducted 09 under a permit during a specified period; however, the department may not allow more 10 than 14 bingo sessions a month and 35 bingo games a session to be conducted under a 11 permit; the holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit under AS 05.15.100(d) may hold, 12 operate, or conduct the number of sessions and games a month equal to the number 13 allowed an individual permittee a [PER] month multiplied by the number of holders of 14 the multiple-beneficiary permit; 15 (8) a method of accounting for receipts and disbursements by 16 operators, including the keeping of records and requirements for the deposit of all 17 receipts in a bank; 18 (9) the disposition of funds in possession of a permittee, a person, 19 municipality, or qualified organization that possesses an operator's license, or a 20 registered vendor at the time a permit, a license, or a vendor registration is 21 surrendered, revoked, or invalidated; 22 (10) restrictions on the participation by employees of the Department 23 of Fish and Game in salmon classics, king salmon classics, and big bull moose 24 derbies, and by employees of Douglas Island Pink and Chum in king salmon classics; 25 (11) establishment of standards for online ticket sales under 26 AS 05.15.640(d) to ensure compliance with charitable gaming laws, including 27 (A) age and location verification requirements reasonably 28 designed to block Internet sales to persons who are located outside the 29 state or who are not of legal purchasing age; and 30 (B) appropriate data security standards to prevent 31 unauthorized Internet sales to a person whose age and current location

01 has not been verified; 02 (12) [(11)] other matters the department considers necessary to carry 03 out this chapter or protect the best interest of the public. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 05.15.640 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 05 (d) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a permittee, an operator, or the holder 06 of a multiple-beneficiary permit may use the Internet or an Internet communication to 07 conduct a charitable gaming activity for a raffle or lottery, dog mushers' contest, 08 derby, or type of classic defined in AS 05.15.690. A permittee may draw winning 09 tickets online. 10 (e) A permittee, an operator, or the holders of a multiple-beneficiary permit 11 operating under (d) of this section shall, at the time of an online ticket sale, verify that 12 the purchaser 13 (1) is of legal purchasing age; 14 (2) is physically present in the state; and 15 (3) is not physically present in an area that has adopted a local option 16 prohibiting charitable gaming.