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The DC Code: § 22-1716 Statement of purpose.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

It is the purpose of this subchapter to legalize lotteries, daily numbers games, bingo, raffles, and Monte Carlo night parties, which activities are to be conducted only by the District of Columbia and only those licensed by the District of Columbia and subject to the jurisdiction, authority, and control of the District of Columbia. These activities will provide revenue to the District of Columbia and will provide the citizens of the District of Columbia financial benefits.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-1516. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-172, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-1714. Law 6-220, the "Monte Carlo Night Party Licensure Amendment Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-527, which referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 18, 1986 and December 16, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 8, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 6-276 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 22-1716 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 10, 1981, D.C. Law 3-172, § 3, 27 DCR 4736; Apr. 11, 1987, D.C. Law 6-220, § 2(a)(1), 34 DCR 900.)