Bill Summary for S 406 (2017-2018)

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Mar 28 2017

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 406 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Intro. by Wells.

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Bill summary

Enacts GS 14-306.5, authorizing a person to possess and place into operation up to four electronic machines or devices under a single roofline so long as four conditions are satisfied and the machines or devices are not prohibited by Article 37 of GS Chapter 14. Defines electronic machine or device as defined in GS 14-306.4, which defines the term to mean a mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated machine or device that is owned, leased, or otherwise possessed by a sweepstakes sponsor or promoter, or any of the sweepstakes sponsor's or promoter's partners, affiliates, subsidiaries or contractors, intended to be used by a sweepstakes entrant, that uses energy, and that is capable of displaying information on a screen or other mechanism. 

Requires (1) the person to otherwise comply with all of the provisions of Article 37; (2) the person to comply with all applicable land-use laws; (3) the person to have not been convicted of any violations of Article 37 or any federal or State gaming laws; and (4) the electronic machines or devices not be located within 100 feet of any other electronic machines or devices possessed or operated under this statute. 

Establishes that the use of an electronic machine or device possessed and operated in compliance with this statute is not a violation of Part 1 of Article 37 by a user.

Grants alcohol law enforcement (ALE) agents or any other law enforcement officer the authority and right to to inspect any and all premises and electronic machines or devices for compliance with the statute.

Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.