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SENATE BILL NO. 419
INTRODUCED BY D. SHEA, V. COCCHIARELLA, S. GALLUS, D. HARRINGTON,
J. LYNCH, C. WILLIAMS
AN ACT CLARIFYING THAT CERTAIN PUBLICLY OWNED LICENSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR GAMBLING ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING THAT LESSEES OF LICENSES ISSUED TO AIRPORT AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC GOLF COURSES ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO OFFER CERTAIN GAMBLING ACTIVITIES; CLARIFYING THAT OWNERS OF RESORT LICENSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO OFFER CERTAIN GAMBLING ACTIVITIES; AMENDING SECTION 23-5-119, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 23-5-119, MCA, is amended to read:
"23-5-119. Appropriate alcoholic beverage license for certain gambling activities. (1) Except as provided in
subsection (3), to
To be eligible to offer gambling under Title 23, chapter 5, part 3, 5, or 6, an applicant shall own in the
(a) a retail all-beverages license issued under 16-4-201;
(b) except as provided in subsection (1)(c), a license issued prior to October 1, 1997, under 16-4-105, authorizing the
sale of beer and wine for consumption on the licensed premises;
(c) a beer and wine license issued in an area outside of an incorporated city or town as provided in 16-4-105(1)(e). The
owner of the license whose premises are situated outside of an incorporated city or town may offer gambling, regardless of
when the license was issued, if the owner and premises qualify under Title 23, chapter 5, part 3, 5, or 6
(d) a retail beer and wine license issued under 16-4-109;
(e) a retail all-beverages license issued under 16-4-202; or
(f) a retail all-beverages license issued under 16-4-208.
(2) For purposes of subsection (1)(b), a license issued under 16-4-105 prior to October 1, 1997, may be transferred to a new owner or to a new location or transferred to a new owner and location by the department of revenue pursuant to the applicable provisions of Title 16. The owner of the license that has been transferred may offer gambling if the owner and the premises qualify under Title 23, chapter 5, part 3, 5, or 6.
(3) Lessees of retail all-beverages licenses issued under 16-4-208 or beer and wine licenses issued under 16-4-109 who have applied for and been granted a gambling operator's license under 23-5-177 are eligible to offer and may be granted permits for gambling authorized under Title 23, chapter 5, parts 3, 5, or 6."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective upon passage and approval.
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