STATEHOUSE – Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) allowing national charities to acquire a statewide gaming license for their local Indiana affiliates was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
“This summer I worked with the Gaming Commission and representatives of several national charitable organizations to help make compliance with highly technical gaming laws easier for those groups,” said Rep. Messmer. “The national organizations are better equipped to navigate through complex gaming regulations, allowing local charities to devote more funds to their causes and reducing fees for gaming violations.”
Once Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 315 goes into effect on July 1, 2012, national organizations will be able to acquire and manage a single gaming license for all of their Indiana chapters. Groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), Ducks Unlimited, and the Wild Turkey Federation will benefit from this legislation, as will many other charitable organizations.