|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ends 11/23/2022|
I am asking for changes to the proposed new regulations for electronic gaming.
Please remove the exception to salaries and wages, so that it matches the definition as defined in code 18.2-340.16. Limiting the use of gaming funds to not include salaries and wages would greatly hinder our ability to be open so that gaming could take place. Being a non profit organization, gaming is a source of revenue that is used in overhead, which includes paying our employees. Reducing the use of that revenue would hinder our ability to meet our overhead costs and thus possibly having no gaming at all or no organization
I am also asking the donation percentage be dropped to 15% instead of the proposed 40%. This high percentage would limit our ability to donate locally. For example, we do a huge Fourth of July fireworks show, that 3 rural, low income counties attend, we contribute to local food pantries, our youth recreational associations and Christmas funds for local nursing homes and people misplaced due to fire or other disasters. Members like to see their work locally and given to organizations that give at least 90% to the needy, not large organizations that have a large percentage of the donations go to their CEO's and administration.
Please remove the additional $200.00 fee for electronic games, because of all the fees already included. This fee is adding taxes to already taxed money it seems.
We are a very small organization that gives back to the community, with these proposed regulations it would make it difficult to keep up with what we do now. We have a difficult time getting volunteers and even harder time getting paid, trustworthy and dependable employees. We want to give to our community and help our government, so please consider making these changes.