Bill Summary for S 688 (2021)

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Aug 18 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 688 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 7, 2021
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE SPORTS WAGERING IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Intro. by Perry, Lowe.

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Senate amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

Revises proposed Article 9, Sports Wagering, of GS Chapter 18C as follows. 

Amends the definition of sports facility in GS 18C-901 so that it includes a facility that hosts a professional golf tournament with more than 50,000 live spectators anticipated to attend based on similar prior tournaments (was, a facility that hosts a professional golf tournament annually). 

Enacts new GS 18C-921 that requires the North Carolina State Lottery Commission's expenses to include all items listed in GS 18C-163 (expenses of the lottery). Requires the Commission to transfer $1 million from the amounts collected under Article 9 annually to the Department of Health and Human Services for gambling addiction education and treatment programs in addition to the amount that is transferred under GS 18C-163(a)(3) (a transfer of $1 million annually to the Department of Health and Human Services for gambling addiction education and treatment programs). 

Makes clarifying changes in GS 18C-926.

Makes clarifying changes in Section 5 of the act. Makes a clarifying changes to the effective date provision.

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