Chapter 453

2007 -- S 1038

Enacted 07/07/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Senator Beatrice A. Lanzi

     Date Introduced: May 17, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 11-19-32.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-19 entitled

"Gambling and Lotteries" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     11-19-32.1. Senior citizens housing -- Bingo allowed. -- (a) Notwithstanding any other

provision of this chapter to the contrary, any organization of senior citizens may promote, carry

on or conduct within their own senior citizens housing project, a bingo game, with total daily

prizes not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400). The game shall be for recreational purposes and

shall be open only to senior citizens who are residents of the housing project where the game is

held and their guests. Bingo games shall be limited to three (3) days per calendar week and shall

be operated and managed solely by residents of the housing projects.

      (b) Except that in the City of Woonsocket, residents' and their guests' admission

Admission to a bingo game shall only be by admission ticket which may be purchased only by a

resident. Each resident shall be allowed to purchase one ticket for a guest. The guest ticket must

clearly indicate that the holder is a guest and must be purchased at least three (3) hours prior to

the start of the bingo game.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.