HBA-CMT H.B. 1795 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1795 By: Flores Licensing & Administrative Procedures 3/21/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law stipulates that no more than 40 percent of the individuals attending a bingo occasion may use electronic or mechanical card minding devices. The percentage found in this section of bingo law was agreed to by industry representatives at the time devices were new and being proposed for use during bingo occasions. House Bill 1795 removes the limitation on the use of card minding devices to allow an unlimited number of persons to use them at a bingo occasion. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 1795 amends the Occupations Code to delete the provision that no more than 40 percent of the individuals attending a bingo occasion may use electronic or mechanical card minding devices. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.