Supplementary Order Paper No 23

  • superseded on 05 October 2009

New clause 22AA

To insert after clause 22 (line 29 on page 16) the following new clause:

22AA Restrictions where applicant proposes to conduct class 4 gambling mainly to distribute net proceeds to the community
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting after section 53 the following sections:

    53A Restriction on distribution for racing purposes
    • (1) This section applies if an applicant for the grant or renewal of a class 4 operator’s licence proposes to conduct class 4 gambling mainly to distribute net proceeds to the community.

      (2) Every class 4 operator’s licence granted or renewed after the commencement of this section must contain a provision limiting the distribution of net proceeds for the purpose of promoting, controlling, and conducting race meetings under the Racing Act 2003 to no more than 5% of the total net proceeds distributed under the operator’s licence.

    53B Requirement to distribute proportion of net proceeds to local community
    • (1) This section applies if an applicant for the grant or renewal of a class 4 operator’s licence proposes to conduct class 4 gambling mainly to distribute net proceeds to the community.

      (2) In this section local community means, in relation to a class 4 venue, the community of the district of the territorial authority in which the class 4 venue is located.

      (3) Every class 4 operator’s licence granted or renewed after the commencement of this section must contain a provision specifying a minimum proportion of the net proceeds from each class 4 venue operated by the class 4 operator that will be distributed for charitable purposes within that class 4 venue’s local community or for non-commercial purposes that are beneficial to the that class 4 venue’s local community.

      (4) Unless the Secretary is satisfied there are special circumstances, the minimum proportion of net proceeds to be specified under subsection (3) in relation to each class 4 venue operated by the operator shall be 80%.