AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO DHHS BLOCK GRANTS.
House committee substitute replaces the content of the 4th edition with the following.
Amends G.S. 14-306.4(a) (Electronic machines and devices for sweepstakes prohibited) to (1) modify the definition of electronic machine or device to specify that the term applies whether or not the machine or device is autonomous; (2) modify the definition of entertaining display to include a fish game or any other multiplayer or multi-station video game in which players can play against the software or each other; (3) define autonomous.
Further amends GS 14-306.4 to add new subsection (g), making it a Class G felony for any person to operate or place into operation (1) more than four electronic matches or devices in one location; (2) any electronic machine or device within 100 feet of more than three other electronic machines or devices; and (3) one or more electronic machines or devices that do not operate autonomously. Provides that conviction of a violation results in forfeiture of all electronic machines and devices operated or placed into operation.
Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Changes the act's titles.