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House Bill No. 5433

Public Act No. 05-11

AN ACT INCREASING THE VALUE OF PRIZES AWARDED AT RECREATIONAL BINGO GAMES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 7-169c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Any organization whose membership consists of persons sixty years of age or over may operate and conduct bingo games on and after January 1, 1989, for the amusement and recreation of its members without a permit as required by section 7-169 provided (1) such organization has registered with and applied for and received an identification number from the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, (2) such organization does not charge an admission fee in excess of one dollar, (3) the prize or prizes awarded do not exceed [five] twenty dollars in value, either in cash or merchandise, and (4) only active members of such organization assist in the operation of the bingo games without compensation. The executive director may revoke any such registration for cause.

Approved May 4, 2005