AN ACT TO REQUIRE A LICENSE TO OPERATE A BEACH BINGO GAME, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO CHARGE AND COLLECT THAT LICENSING FEE, AND TO MAKE IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO VIOLATE THE BEACH BINGO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. Enacted June 22, 2016. GS 14-309(5)c., as enacted by Section 1, is effective October 1, 2016. The remainder of Section 1 is effective December 1, 2016. The remainder of the act is effective June 22, 2016.
Summary date: Jun 23 2016 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 14 2016 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 14-309.14, which sets out provisions that apply to beach bingo games, by amending proposed (5)a, to provide that the application for a beach bingo license is to be made to the State Bureau of Investigation (previously, to the Department of Public Safety) on a form prescribed by the Bureau (previously, prescribed by the Department). Makes conforming changes.
Makes conforming changes to Section 2 of the act. Provides that, beginning October 1, 2016 (previously, October 1, 2015), the Bureau may accept applications, charge and collect application fees, and issue licenses as provided in GS 14-309.14(5), as enacted by the act.
Directs the Reviser of Statutes to replace any reference to the Department of Public Safety with the State Bureau of Investigation wherever it appears in Part 2 of Article 37 of GS Chapter 14 (Bingo and Raffles).
Changes the effective dates of the act as follows.
Provides that proposed GS 14-309.14(5)c is effective October 1, 2016 (previously, October 1, 2015), and applies to applications submitted on or after October 1, 2016 (previously, October 1, 2015), and offenses committed on or after that date.
Provides that the remainder of proposed GS 14-309.14(5) is effective December 1, 2016 (previously, December 1, 2015), and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Summary date: Mar 18 2015 - View summary
Adds the following to GS 14-309.14, governing beach bingo. Prohibits operating a beach bingo game without a license; makes operating a game without a license a Class 2 misdemeanor. Sets out the procedure for obtaining a license from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), including paying a $300 application fee and $300 annual renewal fee. Effective December 1, 2015. Effective October 1, 2015, makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor to provide false information on a license application.
Allows DPS to take necessary actions to develop and implement the application process. Allows DPS to begin accepting applications, collect the application fee, and issue licenses beginning October 1, 2015.