House File 165 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  HAGENOW

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to video machine tournament contests.
  2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 99B.11, subsection 2, paragraph e, Code
  1  2 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1  3    e.  A video machine golf tournament game which is an
  1  4 interactive bona fide contest. A player operates a video
  1  5 machine golf tournament game with a trackball assembly or by
  1  6 player=directed movement with a video or electronic gaming
  1  7 device which acts as the golfer's swing and determines the
  1  8 results of play and tournament scores. A video machine golf
  1  9  tournament game is capable of receiving program and data
  1 10 information from an off=site location. A tournament operator
  1 11 shall prominently display all tournament rules.
  1 12                           EXPLANATION
  1 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 14 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 15    This bill authorizes the paying of awards and prizes to
  1 16 participants in video machine tournament games.
  1 17    Code section 99B.11, concerning bona fide contests, is
  1 18 amended to provide that a video machine tournament game is a
  1 19 bona fide contest, allowing the payment of awards to persons
  1 20 winning the contest.  The bill provides that a player operates
  1 21 a video machine tournament game with a trackball assembly or
  1 22 by player=directed movement with a video or electronic gaming
  1 23 device which determines the results of play and tournament
  1 24 scores.  Under current law, only video machine golf tournament
  1 25 games using a trackball assembly are considered bona fide
  1 26 contests.
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