AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA GAMING COMMISSION.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Makes technical changes to the provisions directing the Revisor of Statutes to recodify specified law into new GS Chapter 18E, Gaming. Corrects a GS Chapter reference to refer to GS Chapter 18E rather than GS Chapter 18C regarding the Revisor's authority to separate subsections of existing law into new statutes for necessary organization of the new GS Chapter.
Provides that no action or proceeding pending on May 1, 2019, rather than those pending on May 1, 2017, brought by or against the North Carolina Lottery Commission, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the Department of Public Safety, or the Boxing Advisory Commission is affected by any provision of this act, and may be prosecuted or defended in the name of the North Carolina Gaming Commission. Makes conforming date changes to allow any business or other matter undertaken or commanded by any State program or office or contract transferred to the Commission pertaining to or connected with the functions, powers, obligations, and duties set forth herein, which is pending on May 1, 2019, to be conducted and completed by the Commission in the same manner and under the same terms and conditions and with the same effect as if conducted and completed by the original program, office, or commissioners or directors thereof. Further specifies that the consolidation does not affect any ongoing investigation or audit and that prosecutions for offenses or violations committed before May 1, 2019, (was, May 1, 2017) are not abated or affected by this act, and the statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable to those prosecutions.