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.
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.
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