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Senate Bill No. 67

Public Act No. 04-7

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL BINGO PAYMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (j) of section 7-169 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2004):

(j) Any organization operating or conducting a bingo game shall file a return with the executive director, on a form prepared by him, within ten days after such game is held or within such further time as the executive director may allow, and pay to the state a fee of five per cent of the gross receipts, less the prizes awarded including prizes reserved for special grand prize games, derived from such games at each bingo session. All such returns shall be public records. The executive director shall pay each municipality in which bingo games are conducted, one-quarter of one per cent of the total money wagered less prizes awarded on such games conducted. He shall make such payment [not less than four times] at least once a year and not more than [twelve] four times a year from the fee imposed pursuant to this subsection.

Approved April 16, 2004