Miller Introduces Small Games of Chance Legislation
HARRSBURG – In response to a number of concerns expressed by organizations in his district, state Rep. Ron Miller (R-Jacobus) has authored legislation which would exempt specific nonprofit groups from certain reporting requirements brought on by recent changes to the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.
“My office has received a number of calls from smaller groups who honestly shouldn’t have to jump through all the hoops that a larger nonprofit should have to deal with when it comes to revenue generated by fundraising they perform,” Miller said. “This legislation would impact organizations such as school PTOs and softball teams from certain reporting requirements.”
House Bill 2644 would exempt organizations that do not own a liquor license and which have small games proceeds that do not exceed $10,000 in a calendar year from reporting requirements, opening a separate bank account and submitting backgrounds checks in order to obtain a license.
“The changes made by Act 2 were long overdue, considering the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act had not been changed since 1988,” added Miller. “My bill, along with Senate Bill 444, which awaits Senate approval on amendments made in June by the House, will hopefully address a few things to make the reporting requirements more fair and less cumbersome on smaller organizations.”
Miller’s legislation is currently has 28 co-sponsors.
State Representative Ron Miller
93rd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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