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4270Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990630Primary Sponsor: RobinsonAll Sponsors: Robinson and CampsenDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\psd\7495sd99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee 24 HIMRSubject: Video poker machine payouts, Gambling, Coin-operated devices, Revenue, Law Enforcement to enforce court rulingsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990630 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Versions of This Bill
TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO IMMEDIATELY REQUIRE ALL VIDEO POKER MACHINE OWNERS AND OPERATORS IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHO HOLD LICENSES ISSUED BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO COMPLY WITH THE RECENT ORDER AND RULINGS BY FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE JOSEPH F. ANDERSON, JR., IN REGARD TO VIDEO POKER MACHINE PAYOUTS, LOG BOOKS, AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS.
Whereas, Federal District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., recently ruled that the provisions of 1976 Code Section 12-21-2791 restrict video poker machine payouts to a total of one hundred twenty-five dollars per location per player in any twenty-four hour period without regard to amounts previously deposited in these machines by players; and
Whereas, Judge Anderson also ruled that the five video poker operators involved in that litigation must keep log books recording payouts to players and must take other action to ensure full compliance with regulatory and enforcement provisions of law applicable to these machines; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly believe that although Judge Anderson's order is technically applicable only to the five operators involved in that litigation, his order properly reflects South Carolina's law regarding video poker machines, adds additional safeguards against potential violations, and should be enforced by the Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division across the board as to all video poker machine owners or operators in this State who hold licenses issued by the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, the General Assembly, by this resolution, hereby instructs and directs the Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to immediately require all video poker machine owners and operators who hold licenses issued by the State of South Carolina to comply with all aspects of Judge Anderson's ruling until and unless the statutory law of South Carolina is amended permitting specified deviations from his order. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly directs the Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to immediately require all video poker machine owners and operators in South Carolina who hold licenses issued by the State of South Carolina to comply with the recent order and rulings by Federal District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., in regard to video poker machine payouts, log books, and related requirements.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
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