47-20-1 Legislative intent
47-20-2 Definitions
47-20-3 Who may hold bingo games; application for license; licenses not transferable
47-20-4 Annual license; conditions on holding of games
47-20-5 Limited occasion license; conditions on holding of games
47-20-5a Venue
47-20-6 License fee and exemption from taxes
47-20-6a Super bingo license
47-20-7 Information required in application
47-20-8 Amendment of license
47-20-9 Licensee rules and regulations
47-20-10 Limits on prizes awarded — General provisions
47-20-11 Operator of bingo games and related concessions
47-20-12 Compensation
47-20-12a Compensation of bingo operator; number of employees
47-20-13 Concessions exception
47-20-15 Payment of reasonable expenses from proceeds; net proceeds disbursement
47-20-16 Records; commissioner audit
47-20-17 Advertising
47-20-18 Fraud; penalties
47-20-19 Obtaining license fraudulently; penalty
47-20-20 Violation of provisions; penalties
47-20-21 Proceeds of state fair
47-20-22 State fair bingo license; rules and regulations
47-20-23 Administration; Rules and Regulations
47-20-24 Filing of reports
47-20-25 Filing of copy of license; application open to public inspection
47-20-26 County option election
47-20-27 Prohibited acts by convicted individuals and corporations
47-20-28 Restrictions on use of bingo equipment
47-20-28a Certain operators of bingo games to provide for smoking and nonsmoking sections
47-20-29 Effective date
47-20-30 Severability
47-20-31 Additional remedies for the commissioner; administrative procedures; deposit of money penalties

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 47 > Article 20

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • laws of the state: includes the Constitution of West Virginia and the Constitution of the United States, and treaties and laws made in pursuance thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.