2022 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 27 - Lottery for Education
Article 3 - Bona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machines
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 50-27-88. Establishment of Rules and Policies; Application for License

Universal Citation: GA Code § 50-27-88 (2022)
  1. The corporation shall establish rules or policies, with the advice of the Bona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machine Operator Advisory Board, to establish or create:
    1. Forms and information reasonably required for the submission of a license application; and
    2. Procedures to ensure that applicants for a license provide the identical name and address of the applicant as stated in the application for a license required by local governing authorities and specify the premises where the licensee shall have its place of business.
  2. Any legal entity, including but not limited to all partnerships, limited liability companies, and domestic or foreign corporations, lawfully registered and doing business under the laws of Georgia or the laws of another state and authorized by the Secretary of State to do business in Georgia which seeks to obtain a license for bona fide coin operated amusement machines may be permitted to apply for a license in the name of the legal entity as it is registered in the office of the Secretary of State; provided, however, that:
    1. In its application for any bona fide coin operated amusement machine license, the legal entity shall provide the corporation with the name and address of its agent authorized to receive service of process under the laws of Georgia, together with a listing of its current officers and their respective addresses;
    2. Any change in the status of licensee’s registered agent, including but not limited to change of address or name, shall be reported to the corporation within ten business days of such occurrence;
    3. In the event that a legal entity shall fail to appoint or maintain a registered agent in Georgia as required by law, or whenever its registered agent cannot with due diligence be found at the registered office of the business as designated in its application for license, the chief executive officer shall be appointed agent to receive any citation for violation of the provisions of this article;
    4. Process may be served upon the chief executive officer by leaving with the chief executive officer duplicate copies of such citations;
    5. In the event that the notice of citation is served upon the chief executive officer or one of the chief executive officer’s designated agents, the chief executive officer shall immediately forward one of the copies to the business at its registered office;
    6. Any service made upon the chief executive officer shall be answerable within 30 days; and
    7. The corporation shall keep a record of all citations served upon the chief executive officer under this article and shall record the time of service and the disposition of that service.

History. Code 1981, § 50-27-88 , enacted 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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