CHAPTER 216

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 416

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 3

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER III. CHAPTER 11, TITLE 28. DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BINGO AND CHARITABLE GAMES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1139 (a) of Title 28 Delaware Code by striking said subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follow:

"(a) Bingo and charitable games conducted shall not commence prior to 1:30 P.M. The operation of a function shall be limited to six(6) consecutive hours, except as permitted by regulation 3.08 (2). Instant bingo is permitted during any event sponsored by the entity that is licensed to conduct it, regardless of the day or time."

Section 2. Amend Subsection (b), §1132, Chapter 11, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a sentence at the end of existing paragraph (6) to read follows:

"For purposes of this paragraph, the value of any promotional giveaways, which value shall be no more than $500 per annum to be distributed at an organizational anniversary date and no more than three holiday dates per year, shall not be counted towards the dollar amounts described herein."

Section 3. Amend Subsection (h), §1139, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a sentence at the end of existing subparagraph (2) to read as follows:

"For purposes of this paragraph, the value of any promotional giveaways, which value shall be no more than $500 per annum to be distributed at an organizational anniversary date and no more than three holiday dates per year, shall not be counted towards the dollar amounts described herein."

Section 4. Amend §1132, Title 28 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (1) to section (a) which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(1) The Board shall consider the impact of the approval of any new license application to existing licencees within the applicant's geographical location prior to granting the approval, and may deny the application if it concludes that approval of the application would be detrimental to existing licensees."

Approved April 29, 1994.