HB18-1234 - Internet Sweepstakes Café Revise Legal Terms

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning clarification of the laws governing simulated gambling activity.

Section 1 of the bill amends the definitions of key terms such as 'gambling', 'prize', and 'simulated gambling device' as used in the criminal statutes governing simulated gambling devices. 'Prize' is subject to a de minimis exemption for a ticket or coupon redeemable for specified goods of nominal value, and 'simulated gambling device' is defined to include devices that combine the elements of chance and skill, in accordance with the state constitution.

Section 2 specifies that unlawful offering of a simulated gambling device occurs if a person receives payment indirectly or in a nonmonetary form for use of a simulated gambling device, and that the time of payment (i.e., before or after use of the device) is irrelevant.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/16/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/16/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/16/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/07/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/04/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/30/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/26/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/26/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/22/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
03/21/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
03/20/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
03/15/2018 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/06/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor