Bill Summary for S 38 (2021-2022)

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Summary date: 

Jun 22 2022

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2021
Senate Bill 38 (Public) Filed Monday, February 1, 2021
Intro. by Perry, Lazzara, Johnson.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Section 1

Further amends Article 9, Sports Wagering, GS Chapter 18C, as enacted by Senate Bill 688, as follows, subject to Senate Bill 688 becoming law.

Adds to the definition of sports governing body set forth for the Article, requiring that, for electronic sports, the sports governing body be the game publisher of the title used in electronic sports competition regardless of location. 

Section 5

Revises proposed Article 2E, GS Chapter 105, which establishes a privilege tax for interactive sports wagering operators. Replaces the distribution schedule of tax proceeds following reimbursement of the Department of Revenue for collections, now providing for (1) $2 million to be credited to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for gambling addiction education and treatment programs [no longer specifying this amount is in addition to the amount transferred under GS 18C-163(a)(3)]; (2) $500,000 annually to the NC Parks and Recreation Authority for $5,000 grants for each county for youth sports development, or a prorated, equal amount for each county if insufficient funds; and (3) of the remaining funds, 10% annually distributed equally to seven named institutions to support collegiate athletic departments; 30% to the NC Major Events, Games, and Attractions Fund; and 60% to the General Fund (previously, required the first $2 million be credited to DHHS, and the remaining proceeds split 50/50 between the NC Major Events, Games, and Attractions Fund and the General Fund). Institutions listed for annual athletic department credit are: Elizabeth City State University; Fayetteville State University; NC Agricultural & Technical State University; NC Central University; UNC at Asheville; UNC at Pembroke; and Winston-Salem State University.