TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-19
Gambling and Lotteries

SECTION 11-19-37


§ 11-19-37 Issuance of licenses.

(a) Any charitable organization within the provisions of §§ 11-19-30 and/or 11-19-31 may be granted a license to conduct the game of bingo or other permitted game of chance authorized by the department.

(b) Bingo. A license for the game of bingo shall be obtained as follows:

(1) The charitable organization shall annually apply for approval to the department pursuant to § 11-19-31 and shall pay to the department an application fee of five dollars ($5.00).

(2) Upon the receipt of notification of approval from the department, the charitable organization shall apply to the local licensing authorities upon forms furnished and pay the local licensing fee, if any;

(3) The local licensing authority shall issue the license. A copy of the license shall be forwarded to the department by the local licensing authority;

(4) The local licensing authority shall issue the license for a specific date or dates or a specific day or days during each calendar week;

(5) Within seven (7) calendar days of the completion of every game of bingo, the charitable organization shall file a financial report, upon forms furnished by the department with the department and with the local licensing authority if it so requires.

(c) Other permitted games of chance.

(1) The charitable organization shall apply for approval to the department pursuant to this section and shall pay to the department an application fee of five dollars ($5.00).

(2) Upon the receipt of a notification of approval from the department, the charitable organization shall apply to the local licensing authority upon forms furnished by the department and pay the local licensing fee, if any;

(3) The local licensing authority shall issue the license. A copy of the license shall be forwarded to the department by the local licensing authority;

(4) The local licensing authority shall issue the license for a specific date or specific day or days;

(5) The application for the local license shall be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date or day for which the license is issued;

(6) Within thirty (30) calendar days of the completion of the permitted game of chance, the charitable organization shall file a financial report upon forms furnished by the department, with the department.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1983, ch. 188, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 84, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 138, art. 45, § 1.)