2022 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 27 - Lottery for Education
Article 3 - Bona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machines
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 50-27-83. Validity of Prior Existing Obligations to State

Universal Citation: GA Code § 50-27-83 (2022)
  1. All taxes, fees, penalties, and interest accruing to the State of Georgia under any other provision of Title 48 as it existed prior to July 1, 2010, shall be and remain valid and binding obligations to the State of Georgia for all taxes, penalties, and interest accruing under the provisions of prior or preexisting laws and all such taxes, penalties, and interest now or hereafter becoming delinquent to the State of Georgia prior to July 1, 2010, are expressly preserved and declared to be legal and valid obligations to the state.
  2. The enactment and amendment of this article shall not affect offenses committed or prosecutions begun under any preexisting law, but any such offenses or prosecutions may be conducted under the law as it existed at the time of the commission of the offense.
  3. Nothing in this article shall be construed or have the effect to license, permit, authorize, or legalize any machine, device, table, or bona fide coin operated amusement machine the keeping, exhibition, operation, display, or maintenance of which is in violation of the laws or Constitution of this state.

History. Code 1981, § 48-17-14, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1521, § 3; Ga. L. 2010, p. 470, § 5/SB 454; Code 1981, § 50-27-83 , as redesignated by Ga. L. 2013, p. 37, § 1-1/HB 487.

Editor’s notes.

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made, with the exception of subsection (g) of Code Section 50-27-78 and Section 2-1 of this Act, this Act shall stand repealed by operation of law.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.

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