Bill Text: IA HSB103 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to matters under the purview of the Iowa lottery authority, including authorization to conduct sports betting as a lottery game and providing criminal penalties.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2019-01-31 - Subcommittee Meeting: 02/07/2019 11:00AM RM 103, Sup. Ct. Chamber. [HSB103 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-HSB103-Introduced.html
House Study Bill 103 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON KAUFMANN) A BILL FOR An Act relating to matters under the purview of the Iowa 1 lottery authority, including authorization to conduct sports 2 betting as a lottery game and providing criminal penalties. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1532YC (1) 88 ec/rn
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 99G.3, subsection 7, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 7. “Lottery” , “lotteries” , “lottery game” , “lottery games” , 3 or “lottery products” means any game of skill or chance approved 4 by the board and operated pursuant to this chapter , including 5 but not limited to sports betting, and games using mechanical 6 or electronic devices, provided that the authority shall not 7 authorize a monitor vending machine or a player-activated 8 gaming machine that utilizes an internal randomizer to 9 determine winning and nonwinning plays and that upon random 10 internal selection of a winning play dispenses coins, currency, 11 or a ticket, credit, or token to the player that is redeemable 12 for cash or a prize, and excluding gambling or gaming conducted 13 pursuant to chapter 99B , 99D , or 99F . 14 Sec. 2. Section 99G.3, Code 2019, is amended by adding the 15 following new subsection: 16 NEW SUBSECTION . 16A. “Sports betting” means the acceptance 17 of wagers on collegiate or professional sporting events by any 18 system of wagering as authorized by the board and conducted 19 pursuant to this chapter. 20 Sec. 3. Section 99G.9, subsection 3, paragraph b, Code 2019, 21 is amended to read as follows: 22 b. The sale price of tickets or shares and the manner 23 of sale, including but not limited to authorization of sale 24 of tickets or shares at a discount for marketing purposes; 25 provided, however, that a retailer may accept payment by 26 cash, check, money order, debit card, or prepaid gift card, 27 nondeferred electronic payments through electronic wallets or 28 mobile applications, electronic funds transfer and , or other 29 form of cash-based payment, so long as it shall not extend or 30 arrange credit for the purchase of a ticket or share. As used 31 in this section , “cash” means United States currency. 32 Sec. 4. Section 99G.36, Code 2019, is amended by adding the 33 following new subsection: 34 NEW SUBSECTION . 2A. Any person who influences or attempts 35 -1- LSB 1532YC (1) 88 ec/rn 1/ 2
H.F. _____ to influence the outcome of a sporting contest where a sports 1 betting wager was placed pursuant to this chapter shall be 2 guilty of a class “D” felony. 3 EXPLANATION 4 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 5 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 6 This bill concerns the Iowa lottery authority. 7 Code section 99G.3, definitions, is amended. The definition 8 of “lottery” is amended to authorize any game of skill approved 9 by the board of directors of the Iowa lottery authority and to 10 also authorize sports betting. “Sports betting” is defined as 11 the acceptance of wagers on collegiate or professional sporting 12 events. 13 Code section 99G.9, concerning lottery board of directors’ 14 duties and specifically the authority to adopt administrative 15 rules, is amended. The bill authorizes the board to adopt 16 rules allowing a retailer to also accept payment for a lottery 17 ticket or share by prepaid gift card, nondeferred electronic 18 payments through electronic wallets or mobile applications, 19 or other form of cash-based payment, so long as the retailer 20 does not extend or arrange for credit to purchase the ticket or 21 share. 22 Code section 99G.36, concerning criminal penalties, is 23 amended to provide that a person who influences or attempts 24 to influence the outcome of a sporting contest where a sports 25 betting wager was placed shall be guilty of a class “D” felony. 26 A class “D” felony is punishable by confinement for no more 27 than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than 28 $7,500. 29 -2- LSB 1532YC (1) 88 ec/rn 2/ 2
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