SB 3290 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  VIDEO GAMING-SALES AGENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Video Gaming Act. Creates a sales agent and broker license to solicit or receive business from current or potential establishments licensed under the Act. Provides that a person may not solicit the signing of a use agreement on behalf of a terminal operator or enter into a use agreement as agent of a terminal operator unless that person either has a valid sales agent and broker license or owns, manages, or significantly influences or controls the terminal operator. Provides the fee for the issuance and renewal for the sales agent and broker license. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  4/12/2020

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

SB 3289 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  VID GM&CRIM CD-GAMBLING DEVICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Changes the definition of "gambling device" to include any vending or other electronic machine or device, including, without limitation, a machine or device that awards credits and contains a circuit, meter, or switch capable of removing and recording the removal of credits that offers a person entry into any contest, competition, sweepstakes, scheme, plan, or other selection process that involves or is dependent upon an element of chance for which the person may receive a gift, award, or other item or service of value if that offer is incidental to or results from: (A) the purchase of an item or service of value; or (B) the purchase or gratuitous receipt of a coupon, voucher, certificate, or other similar credit that can be redeemed for or applied towards an item or service of value from such machine or device or elsewhere. Provides that participants in a game of skill or chance where money or other things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate shall not be convicted of gambling except where participation in such game of skill or chance is accomplished using a gambling device prohibited by these changes to the definition. Further provides that a gambling offense involving such a gambling device is a Class 4 felony. Amends the Video Gaming Act. Removes a provision allowing for the use of a game device without a license if the game device is used in an activity that is not gambling under the Criminal Code of 2012. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  4/12/2020

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

HB 5633 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  GAMING-SWEEPSTAKES

House Sponsors
Rep. Justin Slaughter

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Video Gaming Act. Deletes language providing that nothing in a provision regarding the display of license, confiscation, and violation as a felony shall be deemed to prohibit the use of a game device only if the game device is used in an activity that is not gambling. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits gambling when he or she knowingly establishes, maintains, or operates an Internet site that permits a person to play or offers a person entry by means of the Internet into any contest, competition, sweepstakes, scheme, plan, or other selection process that involves or is dependent upon an element of chance for which the person may receive a gift, award, or other item or service of value of that offer that is incidental to or results from (i) the purchase of an item or service of value; or (ii) the purchase of a gratuitous receipt of a coupon, voucher, certificate, or other similar credit that can be redeemed for or applied towards an item or service of value from the site. Provides that such gambling is a Class 4 felony. Changes the definition of "gambling device". Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  3/17/2020

House

Assigned to Executive Committee

SB 2327 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  CRIM CD-GAMBLING DEVICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Antonio Muñoz, Craig Wilcox and Donald P. DeWitte

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Changes the definition of "gambling device" to include any vending or other electronic machine or device, including, without limitation, a machine or device that awards credits and contains a circuit, meter, or switch capable of removing and recording the removal of credits that offers a person entry into any contest, competition, sweepstakes, scheme, plan, or other selection process that involves or is dependent upon an element of chance for which the person may receive a gift, award, or other item or service of value if that offer is incidental to or results from: (A) the purchase of an item or service of value; or (B) the purchase or gratuitous receipt of a coupon, voucher, certificate, or other similar credit that can be redeemed for or applied towards an item or service of value from such machine or device or elsewhere. Provides that participants in a game of skill or chance where money or other things of value can be won but no payment or purchase is required to participate shall not be convicted of gambling except where participation in such game of skill or chance is accomplished using a gambling device prohibited by these changes to the definition. Further provides that a gambling offense involving such a gambling device is a Class 4 felony. Amends the Video Gaming Act. Removes a provision allowing for the use of a game device without a license if the game device is used in an activity that is not gambling under the Criminal Code of 2012. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  4/12/2020

Senate

Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

HB 4804 - NEUTRAL

Short Description:  SWEEPSTAKES KIOSKS

House Sponsors
Rep. Kambium Buckner

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Prizes and Gifts Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Sweepstakes, Prizes, and Gifts Act. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to operate more than 10 electronic product promotion sweepstakes kiosks on any premises at one time. Includes restrictions on electronic product promotion sweepstakes kiosks. Provides fees imposed by the Department of Revenue on each kiosk in operation. Makes conforming changes in the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Video Gaming Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/18/2020

House

Referred to Rules Committee

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