Rolling Thunder®, IL 3 Home
About Us
Become a Member
Constitution
Chapters
Officers & Board
Pappy's Page
Ride for Freedom
Photos
Merchandise
Sponsors
Contact Us
Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Chapter 3 Illinois
"When one American is not worth the effort to be found, we as Americans have lost."
Agent Orange
PTSD
Veterans Page
Government Affairs
Links
Raffle 2017
IL 3 Events
Group Ride Guidelines
Newsletter
Press
U.S. & POW*MIA Flag Display
Rolling Thunder Charities
Government Affairs

Illinois

This law, commonly known as the Poker Run Law, is targeting non-profit organizations by re-directing portions of the monies raised for our veterans and others in need to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue.

Public Act 098-0426
 
HB2520 Enrolled LRB098 10419 AMC 40624 b
 
    AN ACT concerning gaming.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Charitable Games Act is amended by changing
Section 2 as follows:
 
    (230 ILCS 30/2)  (from Ch. 120, par. 1122)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this Act, the
following definitions apply:
    "Charitable games" means the 14 games of chance involving
cards, dice, wheels, random selection of numbers, and gambling
tickets which may be conducted at charitable games events
listed as follows: roulette, blackjack, poker, pull tabs,
craps, bang, beat the dealer, big six, gin rummy, five card
stud poker, chuck-a-luck, keno, hold-em poker, and merchandise
wheel.
    "Charitable games event" or "event" means the type of
fundraising event authorized by the Act at which participants
pay to play charitable games for the chance of winning cash or
noncash prizes. "Charitable games event" or "event" includes a
poker run.
    "Charitable organization" means an organization or
institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite
number of the public.
 
    "Chips" means scrip, play money, poker or casino chips, or
any other representations of money, used to make wagers on the
outcome of any charitable game.
    "Department" means the Department of Revenue.
    "Educational organization" means an organization or
institution organized and operated to provide systematic
instruction in useful branches of learning by methods common to
schools and institutions of learning which compare favorably in
their scope and intensity with the course of study presented in
tax-supported schools.
    "Fraternal organization" means an organization of persons
having a common interest that is organized and operated
exclusively to promote the welfare of its members and to
benefit the general public on a continuing and consistent
basis, including but not limited to ethnic organizations.
    "Labor organization" means an organization composed of
labor unions or workers organized with the objective of
betterment of the conditions of those engaged in such pursuit
and the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their
respective occupations.
    "Licensed organization" means a qualified organization
that has obtained a license to conduct a charitable games event
in conformance with the provisions of this Act.
    "Non-profit organization" means an organization or
institution organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis
with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of the
 
operation.
    "Organization": A corporation, agency, partnership,
association, firm, business, or other entity consisting of 2 or
more persons joined by a common interest or purpose.
    "Person" means any natural individual, corporation,
partnership, limited liability company, organization as
defined in this Section, qualified organization, licensed
organization, licensee under this Act, or volunteer.
    "Poker run" means an event organized by a sponsoring
organization in which participants travel to 5 or more
predetermined locations, drawing a playing card or equivalent
item at each location, in order to assemble a facsimile of a
poker hand or other numeric score. "Poker run" includes dice
runs, marble runs, or other events where the objective is to
build the best hand or highest score by obtaining an item at
each location.
    "Premises" means a distinct parcel of land and the
buildings thereon.
    "Provider" means the person or organization owning,
leasing, or controlling premises upon which any charitable
games event is to be conducted.
    "Qualified organization" means:
        (a) a charitable, religious, fraternal, veterans,
    labor, or educational organization, or other institution
    organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no
    personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of the
 
    operation and which is exempt from federal income taxation
    under Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), 501(c)(8),
    501(c)(10) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code;
        (b) a veterans organization as defined in Section 1.1
    of the "Bingo License and Tax Act"organized and conducted
    on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring
    to anyone as a result of the operation; or
        (c) An auxiliary organization of a veterans
    organization.
    "Religious organization" means any church, congregation,
society, or organization founded for the purpose of religious
worship.
    "Sponsoring organization" means a qualified organization
that has obtained a license to conduct a charitable games event
in conformance with the provisions of this Act.
    "Supplier" means any person, firm, or corporation that
sells, leases, lends, distributes, or otherwise provides to any
organization licensed to conduct charitable games events in
Illinois any charitable games equipment.
    "Veterans' organization" means an organization comprised
of members of which substantially all are individuals who are
veterans or spouses, widows, or widowers of veterans, the
primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its
members and to provide assistance to the general public in such
a way as to confer a public benefit.
    "Volunteer" means a person recruited by a licensed
 
organization who voluntarily performs services at a charitable
games event, including participation in the management or
operation of a game, as defined in Section 8.
(Source: P.A. 94-986, eff. 6-30-06; 95-228, eff. 8-16-07.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.



National

http://rollingthunder1.com/govaffairs.html


 




Rolling Thunder®, IL 3 HomeAbout UsBecome a MemberConstitutionChaptersOfficers & BoardPappy's PageRide for FreedomPhotosMerchandiseSponsorsContact Us