Under existing constitutional law, lotteries, gift enterprises, and any schemes in the nature of a lottery are prohibited. Bingo has been established by case law to be prohibited by Section 65 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 65 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended. Specific counties which ratified local constitutional amendments permitting the operation of bingo for certain charitable or educational purposes are removed from the prohibition
This bill would propose a local constitutional amendment for the City of Bessemer in Jefferson County to permit the operation of bingo by nonprofit organizations for charitable, educational, or other lawful purposes
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to legalizing certain operations of bingo games for prizes or money for charitable or educational purposes in the City of Bessemer in Jefferson County.
|February 25, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Tourism and Marketing|
|Bill Text||SB475 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|