1. The commission shall issue a license for the conducting of bingo to any bona fide
religious, charitable, fraternal, veteran or service organization or to any combination
of eligible organizations, not to exceed five, which submits an application on a form
prescribed by the director and which satisfies the director that such organization
meets all of the requirements of sections 313.005 to 313.080. The burden of proof is at all times on the applicant to demonstrate by clear and
convincing evidence its suitability to be licensed. Each license so issued shall expire at midnight one year from its date of issuance. The commission, in its sole discretion, may reopen licensure hearings for any licensee
at any time.
2. An applicant may hold only one license and that license may not be transferred
or assigned to any other organization other than the organization named in the license. Each licensed organization shall pay to the director an annual, nonrefundable license
fee of fifty dollars to be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the gaming
commission fund. The director may, upon application made by a county fair organization or by any
organization qualified to receive a regular license, issue a special license authorizing
such organization to conduct bingo for the period of any fair, picnic, festival or
celebration conducted by such qualified organization not exceeding one week and which
is held not more than once annually, and a special licensee shall be exempt from the
provisions of subdivisions (7), (10), 1 and (13) 1 of section 313.040. Each organization receiving a special license shall pay to the director a fee of
twenty-five dollars, to be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the gaming
3. Any organization that obtains more than three special bingo licenses during any
calendar year shall be required to file an annual report as required in section 313.045.
Revisor’s note: Statutory references to “(11)” and “(14)” changed to “(10)” and “(13)”
in accordance with section 3.060 based on renumbering within section 313.040 by H.B.
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