House Bill 39 (Chapter 314, Acts of 2011)
This Act adds Worcester County to the list of Eastern Shore counties in which eligible nonprofit fraternal, religious, and war veterans' organizations may own and operate up to five slot machines at its principal meeting hall. At least one-half of the gross proceeds must go to charity and the remainder to further the purposes of the organization.
This Act also requires the Comptroller's Office to assume the responsibility to license and regulate slot machines operated by eligible organizations located in Eastern Shore counties. However, the Comptroller may not initiate any audit or reporting requirements until July 1, 2012.
Effective Date: This Act will take effect June 1, 2011.