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2022-03-18 Senate Journal Page 2052 SB 201 SENATE BILL NO. 201 "An Act relating to charitable gaming online ticket sales and activities; and providing for an effective date" was read the third time. Senator Costello moved the bill be returned to second reading for all amendments offered today. Without objection, the bill was returned to second reading. 2022-03-18 Senate Journal Page 2053 Senator Costello offered Amendment No. 1 : Page 1, line 1, following "activities;": Insert "relating to charitable gaming proceeds;" Page 2, following line 31: Insert new bill sections to read: "* Sec. 2. AS 05.15.150 is amended to read: Sec. 05.15.150. Limitation on use of proceeds. (a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, the [THE] authority to conduct the activity authorized by this chapter is contingent upon the dedication of the net proceeds of the charitable gaming activity to the awarding of prizes to contestants or participants and to political, educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic, or religious uses in the state. In this subsection, "political, educational, civic, public, charitable, patriotic, or religious uses" means uses benefiting persons either by bringing them under the influence of education or religion or relieving them from disease, suffering, or constraint, or by assisting them in establishing themselves in life, or by providing for the promotion of the welfare and well-being of the membership of the organization within their own community, or through aiding candidates for public office or groups that support candidates for public office, or by erecting or maintaining public buildings or works, or lessening the burden on government, but does not include (1) the direct or indirect payment of any portion of the net proceeds of a bingo or pull-tab game to a lobbyist registered under AS 24.45; (2) the erection, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, or repair of real, personal, or mixed property unless it is used exclusively for one or more of the permitted uses; or (3) the direct or indirect payment of any portion of the net proceeds of a charitable gaming activity, except the proceeds of a raffle and lottery, (A) to aid candidates for public office or groups that support or oppose candidates for public office; (B) to a political party or to an organization affiliated with a political party; or (C) to a group, as that term is defined in AS 15.13.400, or a political group, as that term is defined in AS 15.80, that seeks to influence the outcome of an election. 2022-03-18 Senate Journal Page 2054 (b) The net proceeds derived from the activity must be devoted within one year to one or more of the uses stated in (a) or (c) of this section. A municipality or qualified organization desiring to hold the net proceeds for a period longer than one year must apply to the department for special permission and upon good cause shown the department may grant the request. * Sec. 3. AS 05.15.150 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: (c) A permittee, operator, or holder of a multiple-beneficiary permit conducting a charitable gaming activity authorized by this chapter may use proceeds from the charitable gaming activity for use outside the state if the proceeds are used to benefit the people of a country that has been invaded by another country." Renumber the following bill section accordingly. Page 3, following line 13: Insert a new bill section to read: "* Sec. 5. AS 05.15.150(c) is repealed July 1, 2024." Renumber the following bill section accordingly. Senator Costello moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 1. Senator Begich objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 1 was adopted. Senator Costello offered Amendment No. 2 : Page 3, line 5: Delete "A permittee" Insert "The permittee, an operator, or the holder of a multiple- beneficiary permit" Page 3, line 6, following "online": Insert "or by other electronic or digital means" Senator Costello moved for the adoption of Amendment No. 2. Senator Begich objected, then withdrew his objection. There being no further objection, Amendment No. 2 was adopted. 2022-03-18 Senate Journal Page 2055 SENATE BILL NO. 201 am was automatically in third reading. The question being: "Shall SENATE BILL NO. 201 am "An Act relating to charitable gaming online ticket sales and activities; relating to charitable gaming proceeds; and providing for an effective date." The roll was taken with the following result: SB 201 am Third Reading - Final Passage Effective Date(s) YEAS: 16 NAYS: 0 EXCUSED: 2 ABSENT: 2 Yeas: Begich, Bishop, Costello, Gray-Jackson, Hoffman, Holland, Kawasaki, Micciche, Myers, Olson, Reinbold, Shower, Stedman, Stevens, Wielechowski, Wilson Excused: Hughes, Revak Absent: Kiehl, von Imhof and so, SENATE BILL NO. 201 am passed the Senate. Senator Costello, Acting Majority Leader, moved and asked unanimous consent the vote on the passage of the bill be considered the vote on the effective date clause(s). Without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was referred to the Secretary for engrossment.