Bill Text: NJ A4442 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that amounts remaining in inactive Internet gaming accounts will be abandoned property after three years under unclaimed property law.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2018-09-17 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee [A4442 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A4442-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 4442

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ROBERT AUTH

District 39 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  JOE DANIELSEN

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblyman  JOHN F. MCKEON

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman S.Kean, Assemblywoman Handlin, Assemblymen Holley, Thomson, Space, Mejia and DiMaio

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Provides amounts remaining in inactive Internet gaming accounts will be abandoned property after three years under unclaimed property law.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning amounts remaining in inactive Internet gaming accounts and amending P.L.2013, c.27.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 22 of P.L.2013, c.27 (C.5:12-95.24) is amended to read as follows:

     22.  All amounts remaining in Internet gaming accounts inactive or dormant for [such] a period of three years, and under such conditions as established by regulation by the division, shall be [paid 50% to the casino licensee and 50% to the casino control fund] unclaimed property under the "Uniform Unclaimed Property Act," P.L.1989, c.58 (C.46:30B-1 et seq.).  Before closing a wagering account pursuant to this section, the casino licensee shall attempt to contact the account holder by mail, phone and computer.

(cf: P.L.2013, c.27, s.22)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that amounts remaining in Internet gaming accounts that are inactive or dormant for three years will be unclaimed property under the "Uniform Unclaimed Property Act," N.J.S.A.46:30B-1 et seq.  Under existing law, amounts in these inactive or dormant accounts for a period determined by the Division of Gaming Enforcement are paid 50% to the casino licensee and 50% to the casino control fund.

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