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HB24-1326

Bingo-Raffle Licensing Sunset Review

Concerning continuation under the sunset law of the licensing of certain games of chance including bingo, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2023 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
State Government
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House State, Civic, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the sunset review and report on the licensing of bingo and other games of chance by:

  • Retaining the secretary of state's constitutional authority over the issuance of bingo-raffle licenses to qualified charitable organizations, while transferring all remaining licensing authority and all enforcement authority under the "Bingo and Raffles Law" to the executive director of the department of revenue (executive director), effective January 1, 2025 ( sections 2, 5, 7 through 17, 20 through 30, 34, 36, and 37 ); authorizing the executive director to promulgate rules and assess fees in connection with the executive director's duties ( sections 5, 7 through 17, and 20 through 30 ); requiring the executive director to uphold the secretary of state's decision to issue a bingo-raffle license; requiring the secretary of state to uphold the executive director's licensing and enforcement decisions ( section 5 ); and requiring the secretary of state and the executive director to enter into memoranda of understanding regarding their shared duties under the "Bingo and Raffles Law" ( section 5 );
  • Terminating the Colorado bingo-raffle advisory board pursuant to the sunset law ( sections 1, 4, 6, 18, 31 through 33, and 35 );
  • Modernizing the secretary of state's fining authority by increasing the maximum fine to $250 per violation and eliminating the provision for a fine in lieu of suspension or revocation, for the period of time between the effective date of the bill and the transfer of all enforcement authority to the executive director, effective January 1, 2025 ( section 4 );
  • Continuing the regulation of charitable gaming under the "Bingo and Raffles Law" for 5 years, until 2029 ( sections 33 through 36 ); and
  • Making technical changes to the law ( sections 2, 3, 8, 10, 12 through 16, 19, and 28 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. Brown, Rep. N. Ricks
Sen. J. Smallwood, Sen. R. Zenzinger

Sponsor

Rep. E. Epps

Co-sponsor

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