CHAPTER 143

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 8

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE ELIMINATION OF PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF LOTTERIES.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 126th General Assembly, being Chapter 312, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as follows:

"AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 17 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE BY ELIMINATING THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF LOTTERIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking Section 17 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§17. Lotteries and other gambling

All forms of gambling are prohibited in this State except the following:

(a) Lotteries under State control for the purpose of raising funds,

(b) Wagering or betting on races within the enclosure of any race meeting licensed and conducted under the laws of this State by the use of pari-mutual machines or totalizators,

(c) Bingo games as conducted under the limitations of Section 17A.

The General Assembly shall enforce this Section by appropriate legislation."

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 126th General Assembly.

NOW THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The said proposed amendment is hereby concurred in and adopted, and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Effective June 25, 1973.