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HB20-1286

Sunset Regulation Of Fantasy Sports

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of fantasy contest operators, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Gaming, Lottery, & Racing
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report of the "Fantasy Contests Act", with modifications, by:

  • Extending the repeal date of the regulatory provisions until September 1, 2027 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Transferring regulatory authority over fantasy contest operators from the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies to the director of the division of gaming in the department of revenue ( sections 2 through 12 ); and
  • Requiring small fantasy contest operators (i.e., those with 7,500 or fewer active customer accounts in Colorado) to undergo annual audits by an independent third party and submit the results to the department of revenue, as larger operators are currently required to do ( section 2 ); and
  • Removing the regulation of fantasy contest operators from the list of programs subject to sunset review, making it permanent as are other programs administered by the division of gaming ( section 1 ).

The bill reduces the fiscal year 2020-21 appropriation to the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies by $11,252 and 0.2 FTE.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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