AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO OPERATE "GAME NIGHTS," TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS HOLDING "GAME NIGHTS," AND TO ALLOW THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT "GAME NIGHTS."
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Amends GS 14-309.30 by deleting from the games that may be played at a game night event any other game specified in the permit application and approved by Alcohol Law Enforcement.
Amends proposed GS 14-309.35 as follows. Adds the requirement that any gaming table or gaming equipment possessed or transported for use in a game night event must be registered with the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the DPS and requires a sticker affixed with a unique number which is accompanied by a $50 fee that must be renewed annually. Makes possession or transportation of a gaming table or gaming equipment that violates this subsection a Class 1 misdemeanor. Makes conforming changes.
Enacts new GS 14-309.36 prohibiting receiving compensation for providing gaming tables or gaming equipment for use in a game night without obtaining a permit. Charges a $1,000 permit fee. Requires all gaming tables and gaming equipment owned or possessed by a game night vendor to be registered. Requires the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch to inspect the gaming tables and equipment before a game night begins and requires a $250 fee to be paid for each inspection. Prohibits a person who has a felony conviction from being employed as a game night vendor.