2022 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 27 - Lottery for Education
Article 3 - Bona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machines
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 50-27-79. Refund of Annual Permit Fee
No refund shall be allowed for the annual permit fee assessed on each bona fide coin operated amusement machine registered with the corporation except as follows:
- The owner makes a written request to the corporation for a refund prior to the beginning of the calendar year for which the permit sticker was purchased and returns the permit sticker;
- The owner makes a written request for a refund prior to the issuance of the permit sticker;
- The owner makes a written request for a refund claiming the permit sticker was mistakenly purchased for a machine not subject to the permit fee and returns the permit sticker; or
- The owner provides the corporation with a sworn affidavit that a machine was sold, stolen, or destroyed prior to the beginning of the calendar year for which the permit was purchased and returns the sticker unless it was attached to the stolen or destroyed machine.
History. Code 1981, § 48-17-10, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1521, § 3; Code 1981, § 50-27-79 , as redesignated by Ga. L. 2013, p. 37, § 1-1/HB 487.
Ga. L. 2013, p. 37, § 3-1/HB 487, not codified by the General Assembly, provides, in part, that: “(b) If any section of this Act is determined to be unconstitutional by a final decision of an appellate court of competent jurisdiction or by the trial court of competent jurisdiction if no appeal is made, with the exception of subsection (g) of Code Section 50-27-78 and Section 2-1 of this Act, this Act shall stand repealed by operation of law.
“(c) This Act is not intended to and shall not be construed to affect the legality of the repair, transport, possession, or use of otherwise prohibited gambling devices on maritime vessels within the jurisdiction of the State of Georgia. To the extent that such repair, transport, possession, or use was lawful prior to the enactment of this Act, it shall not be made illegal by this Act; and to the extent that such repair, transport, possession, or use was prohibited prior to the enactment of this Act, it shall remain prohibited.” As of May 2022, no such decision has been issued.