Senate Study Bill 1143 - Introduced
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BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON
VETERANS AFFAIRS BILL BY
CHAIRPERSON CARLIN)
A BILL FOR
1 An Act relating to the frequency of card game tournaments
2 conducted by organizations representing veterans.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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1 Section 1. Section 99B.27, subsection 2, paragraph o, Code
2 2021, is amended to read as follows:
3 o. A qualified organization representing veterans licensed
4 under this section shall not hold more than two card game
5 tournaments per month and shall not hold a card game tournament
6 within seven six calendar days of another card game tournament
7 conducted by that qualified organization representing veterans.
8 Card game tournaments held during a game night conducted
9 pursuant to section 99B.26 shall not count toward the limit
10 of one card game tournament per week six calendar days for a
11 license holder. A qualified organization representing veterans
12 shall be allowed to hold only one card game tournament during
13 any period of twenty-four consecutive hours, starting from the
14 time the card game tournament begins.
15 EXPLANATION
16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
18 This bill concerns the frequency and timing of card game
19 tournaments conducted by a qualified organization representing
20 veterans. Current law prohibits the holding of a card game
21 tournament by a qualified veterans organization within seven
22 calendar days of another card game tournament conducted by that
23 organization and limits the maximum number of such card game
24 tournaments to be held in a month to two. The bill eliminates
25 the per-month maximum and only prohibits holding a card game
26 tournament within six calendar days of another card game
27 tournament.
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