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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5834

   
 

*SB0001805834SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 18

File No. 600

Cal. No. 399

(As Amended)

"AN ACT CONCERNING A SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (d) of section 12-813 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(d) (1) No ticket shall be sold at a price greater than that fixed by the president, subject to the direction of the board and no sale shall be made other than by a licensed lottery sales agent or his designated employee, or by such other lawful means. No person shall sell a lottery ticket to a minor and no minor shall purchase a lottery ticket. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. A minor may receive a lottery ticket as a gift.

(2) (A) For purposes of this subsection, for the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, inclusive, "minor" means any person who is under nineteen years of age. (B) For purposes of this subsection, for the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, inclusive, "minor" means any person who is under twenty years of age. (C) For purposes of this subsection, on and after July 1, 2019, "minor" means any person who is under twenty-one years of age.

Sec. 502. Section 12-576 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Any person who knowingly permits any minor to wager in any gambling activity authorized under this chapter and any minor who places a wager in any gambling activity authorized under this chapter shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(b) Any person who knowingly permits a minor to be present in any room, office, building or establishment when off-track betting authorized under this chapter takes place, or at any racetrack or fronton when any meeting authorized under this chapter takes place, shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. No minor shall be present in any room, office, building or establishment when off-track betting authorized under this chapter takes place, or at any racetrack or fronton when any meeting authorized under this chapter takes place. Any minor sixteen years of age or over present in any room, office, building or establishment when off-track betting authorized under this chapter takes place, or at any racetrack or fronton when any meeting authorized under this chapter takes place, shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. Any licensee authorized to conduct a meeting for the purpose of jai alai or racing shall be fined not more than fifty dollars if any minor is found at such facility in violation of this subsection.

(c) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the commissioner may issue a license to a minor sixteen years of age or older, under the provisions of section 12-578 and the regulations adopted thereunder, provided written permission from a parent or legal guardian of such minor is filed with the department.

(d) The commissioner shall not pay any claim for winnings when such claim is made by, or on behalf of, a minor who has wagered in any gambling activity authorized under this chapter. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit an adult from making a wager on behalf of a minor, provided the money for such wager is not provided by the minor from funds under such minor's control.

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any minor from entering onto a parking area at any building or establishment described in subsection (b) of this section for the purpose of attending an event at which gambling activities do not occur.

(f) (1) Unless otherwise provided for in this section, for purposes of this section, for the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, inclusive, "minor" means any person who is under nineteen years of age. (2) Unless otherwise provided for in this section, for purposes of this section, for the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, inclusive, "minor" means any person who is under twenty years of age. (3) Unless otherwise provided for in this section, for purposes of this section, on and after July 1, 2019, "minor" means any person who is under twenty-one years of age.

Sec. 503. Subsection (k) of section 7-169h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(k) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 53-278b and subsection (d) of section 53-278c, sealed tickets may be sold, offered for sale, displayed or open to public view only (1) during the course of a bingo game conducted in accordance with the provisions of section 7-169 and only at the location at which such bingo game is conducted, (2) on the premises of any such organization or group specified in subdivision (2) of subsection (h) of this section, (3) during the conduct of a bazaar under the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, or (4) in conjunction with any social function or event sponsored or conducted by any such organization specified in subdivision (4) of subsection (h) of this section. Subject to the provisions of section 7-169i, permittees may utilize a mechanical or electronic ticket dispensing machine approved by the department to sell sealed tickets. [Sealed] For the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, inclusive, sealed tickets shall not be sold to any person less than [eighteen] nineteen years of age. For the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, inclusive, sealed tickets shall not be sold to any person less than twenty years of age. On and after July 1, 2019, sealed tickets shall not be sold to any person less than twenty-one years of age. All proceeds from the sale of tickets shall be used for a charitable purpose, as defined in section 21a-190a. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2017

12-813(d)

Sec. 502

July 1, 2017

12-576

Sec. 503

July 1, 2017

7-169h(k)