makes legislative findings defines a "bingo strip card game" as a type of bingo that is played with a strip of up to 5 connected paper bingo cards, with each card containing a concealed grid of preprinted numbers ranging from one to 75. The winner is the first player to match the numbers drawn on one or more bingo balls to the prearranged pattern of numbers on a card. The maximum prize for an individual card may not exceed $1,000. Sections 3, 4, and 5 authorize the licensing authority to approve additional types of equipment that players may use, including certain electronic devices that reveal the winning or nonwinning status of tickets in pull tab games, and clarify that these devices are not defined as slot machines or other prohibited devices. Section 2 amends existing definitions accordingly, and section 3 removes a prohibition on the charging of license fees by the licensing authority for the licensing of certain devices.
- $21,796 for use by the business and licensing division for personal services, which amount is based on an assumption that the department will require an additional 0.5 FTE;
- $6,875 for use by the business and licensing division for operating expenses; and
- $24,000 for use by the information technology division for personal services.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)