Lawful Gambling

City of Lastrup

An ordinance authorizing and regulating the conduct of lawful gambling within the city of Lastrup, Minnesota.

The city council of the City of Lastrup does ordain:

Section 1.  Adoption of state law by reference

          The provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 349, as they may be amended from time to time, with reference to the definition of terms, conditions of operation, provisions relating to the sales, and all other matters pertaining to lawful gambling are hereby adopted by reference and are made a part of this ordinance as if set out in full.  It is the intention of the council that all future amendments of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 349, are hereby adopted by reference or referenced as if they had been in existence at the time this ordinance was adopted.

Section 2.  City may be more restrictive than state law

          The council is authorized by the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 349.213, as it may be amended from time to time, to impose, and has in this ordinance, additional restrictions on gambling within its limits beyond those contained in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 349, as it may be amended from time to time.

Section 3.  Purpose

          The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate lawful gambling within the City of Lastrup, to prevent its commercialization, to ensure the integrity of operations, and to provide for the use of net profits only for lawful purposes.

Section 4. Definitions

  1. Local Permit, as used in this ordinance, means a permit issued by the city.
  2. Trade area, as used in this ordinance, means an area including the City of Lastrup, Buh township, and Granite township.

Section 5. Applicability

          This ordinance shall be construed to regulate all forms of lawful gambling within the City of Lastrup-except-

  1. Bingo conducted upon church property
  2. Raffles if the value of all prizes awarded by the organization in a calendar year does not exceed $750.

Section 6.  Local permits

  1. No organization shall conduct lawful gambling without a valid local permit, except as exempted from regulations by Section 5 of this ordinance.
  2. Application for issuance or renewal of a local permit shall be on such forms prescribed by the city.  The application shall contain such information as the city may reasonably require.  Fees for local permits shall be set annually by resolution.
  3. Upon receipt of an application for issuance or renewal of a local permit, the city shall transmit notification to the sheriff of Morrison County for review and recommendation.
  4. The Morrison County Sheriff shall investigate the application and make review and recommendation to the city council as soon as possible.
  5. The applicant shall be notified in writing of the date on which the council will consider the recommendation.
  6. Local permits shall be valid for one year after the date of issuance unless suspended or revoked.

Section 7.  Revocation and suspension of local permit

  1. A local permit may be revoked or temporarily suspended for a violation by the gambling organization of any state statute, rule or city ordinance relating to gambling
  2. A license shall not be revoked or suspended until notice and an opportunity for hearing have first been given to the permitted person.

Section 8.  License and permit display

          All permits issued under state law or this ordinance shall be prominently displayed during the permit year at the premises where gambling is conducted.

Section 9.  Designated trade area

  1. Each organization licensed to conduct gambling within the city shall expend 100% of its lawful purpose expenditures on lawful purposes conducted within the city’s trade area.
  2. This section applies only to lawful purpose expenditures of gross profits derived from gambling conducted at a premise within the city’s jurisdiction.

Section 10.  Records and reporting

  1. Organizations conducting lawful gambling shall file with the city one copy of all records and reports required to be filed with the State of Minnesota, pursuant to Minnesota statutes chapter 349.  The records and reports shall be filed on or before the day they are required to be filed with the state of Minnesota.
  2. Organizations licensed by the state of Minnesota shall file a report with the city proving compliance with the trade area spending requirements imposed by this ordinance.  Such report shall be made on a form prescribed by the city and shall be submitted annually and in advance of application for renewal.

Section 11.  Penalty

          Any person who violates any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished therefore as provided by law.


Approved this 16th day of July, 2002




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