2021 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
Article 2 - Gambling and Related Offenses
Part 2 - Bingo
§ 16-12-55. Certification of Tax-Exempt Status of Organization; Issuance of Certificate of Licensure

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-12-55 (2021)

The Secretary of State shall upon the request of any prosecuting attorney or his or her designee certify the status of any organization as to that organization's exemption from payment of state income taxes as a nonprofit organization. The Secretary of State shall also upon request issue a certificate indicating whether any particular organization holds a currently valid license to operate a bingo game. Code Section 48-7-60, relative to the disclosure of income tax information, shall not apply to the furnishing of such certificate.

(Ga. L. 1978, p. 853, § 3; Ga. L. 1980, p. 422, § 5; Ga. L. 2011, p. 99, § 26/HB 24; Ga. L. 2021, p. 394, § 5/HB 410.)

The 2021 amendment, effective July 1, 2021, substituted "Secretary of State" for "director" in the first and second sentences of this Code section.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2011, p. 99, § 101/HB 24, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that this Act shall apply to any motion made or hearing or trial commenced on or after January 1, 2013.

Law reviews.

- For article on the 2011 amendment of this Code section, see 28 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 1 (2011).

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