House Study Bill 560 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON RIZER) A BILL FOR An Act relating to amusement concessions concerning allowable 1 games and prizes and including effective date provisions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5480YC (3) 87 ec/rn
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 99B.1, subsection 1, Code 2018, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. “Amusement concession” means a game of skill or game 3 of chance with an instant win possibility where, if the 4 participant completes employs an element of skill to complete 5 a task, the participant wins a prize. “Amusement concession” 6 includes but is not limited to carnival-style games that are 7 conducted by a person for profit. “Amusement concession” does 8 not include casino-style games or amusement devices required to 9 be registered pursuant to section 99B.53 . 10 Sec. 2. Section 99B.31, subsection 1, paragraph h, Code 11 2018, is amended to read as follows: 12 h. The actual retail value of any prize does not exceed 13 one nine hundred fifty dollars. If a prize consists of more 14 than one item, unit, or part, the aggregate retail value of all 15 items, units, or parts shall not exceed one nine hundred fifty 16 dollars. 17 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 18 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 19 EXPLANATION 20 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 21 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 22 This bill concerns amusement concessions. 23 The bill amends the definition of an amusement concession 24 to limit allowable games for an amusement concession to only 25 those games of skill or chance where the participant employs an 26 element of skill to complete the task resulting in a prize. 27 The bill increases the maximum allowable retail value for 28 any prize awarded for an amusement concession from $100 to 29 $950. 30 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 31 -1- LSB 5480YC (3) 87 ec/rn 1/ 1