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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980173.01 MN
HOUSE BILL 981049
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE McPherson
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS
BY GAMING LICENSEES OR THEIR EMPLOYEES INVOLVING CHECKS THAT REPRESENT
A PAYMENT OF CASH ASSISTANCE TO A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE COLORADO
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Prohibits the cashing of checks that represent a
payment of cash assistance to a participant under the Colorado
works program by a licensee or an employee of a licensee under
the "Limited Gaming Act of 1991". Also prohibits the
exchange or redemption of chips for such a check. Such acts would
constitute criminal offenses.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 1247.1819, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
1247.1819. Exchange redemption of chips unlawful acts. (1) It is unlawful for any person to exchange or redeem chips for anything whatsoever, except currency, negotiable personal checks, negotiable counter checks, or other chips. A licensee shall, upon the request of any person, redeem that licensee's gaming chips surrendered by that person in any amount over twentyfive dollars with a check drawn upon the licensee's account at any banking institution in this state and made payable to that person.
(2) IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY LICENSEE OR AN EMPLOYEE OF ANY LICENSEE TO CASH A CHECK THAT REPRESENTS A PAYMENT OF CASH ASSISTANCE TO A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM CREATED IN PART 7 OF ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 26, C.R.S., OR TO EXCHANGE OR REDEEM CHIPS FOR A CHECK THAT REPRESENTS A PAYMENT OF CASH ASSISTANCE TO A PARTICIPANT UNDER SUCH PROGRAM.
SECTION 2. Effective date applicability. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, and shall apply to offenses committed on or after said date.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.