Buzz-In Systems--What you need to know with the SB119 now law
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
What you need to know with the signing of SB119 into law
The Governor signed SB119, the buzz-in bill that will allow casinos to have locked doors and allow customers in through a buzz-in system.
The bill had an effective date upon passage and approval, therefore you can start using a buzz-in system as soon as you complete the following:
- You must notify both the Department of Revenue and local law enforcement before you start using a buzz-in system.
- You will notify both the department and local law enforcement on a single email.
The following is suggested language to use in your email:
Dear (insert name of sheriff or chief of police) and (insert name of the licensing specialist for the county your establishment is located):
SB119 was recently enacted by the 2019 Legislature and signed by the Governor and had an effective date of April 17, 2019. SB119 allows licensed gambling operators to lock all entry doors to their establishment and use a controlled access system (buzz-in) to permit customers to enter. The purpose of a controlled access system is to discourage robberies by not letting a person walk in with a mask or other disguise. SB119 requires the gambling operator notify local law enforcement and the Department of Revenue prior to starting the use of a controlled access system. This email will serve as notification that we will start using a controlled access system on (insert your date). We will also notify you if we discontinue the use of the controlled access system.
(insert your name, the name of your casino, and the address)
It is important that you keep a copy of the email for your records in case an investigator from Gambling Control or local law enforcement wants to see if you complied with SB119.