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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980108.01 JAG
HOUSE BILL 981113
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Lawrence;
also Senator Powers. REENGROSSED
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE STATE LOTTERY
DIVISION TO CONDUCT INSTANT SCRATCH LOTTERIES BASED UPON THE GAME
OF CHANCE COMMONLY KNOWN AS BINGO.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Permits the state lottery division to conduct instant
scratch lotteries based upon the game of chance known as bingo.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2435208 (2) (a), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2435208. Commission powers and duties. (2) Rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(a) The types of lotteries to be conducted,
but no lottery conducted under this part 2, EXCEPT FOR INSTANT
SCRATCH LOTTERIES, shall be based upon the game of chance commonly
known as bingo, nor shall any lottery be conducted
THAT depends upon the outcome of any athletic contest except races
at statelicensed dog or horse tracks if approved by the
Colorado racing commission;
SECTION 2. Effective
date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m.
on the day following the expiration of the ninetyday period
after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed
for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section
1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum
petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part
of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or
part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date
of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation
of the governor.