35-4-11.11. Additional convention facility licenses authorized.

In addition to the licenses provided by §§ 35-4-10, 35-4-11 and 35-4-11.2, any municipality that is authorized by chapter 42-7B to allow legal games of chance may issue up to five additional off-sale licenses to hotel-motel convention facilities and twelve additional convention facility on-sale licenses to hotel-motel convention facilities. A hotel-motel convention facility as used in this section is a facility that, in a bona fide manner, is used and kept open for the hosting of large groups of guests for compensation which has at least fifty rooms which are suitable lodging accommodations and convention facilities with seating for at least one hundred fifty persons. In a locally designated historical district, in a municipality that is authorized to conduct gaming by chapter 42-7B, any license created by this section is available to buildings subject to rehabilitation and restored according to the U.S. Department of the Interior standards for historic preservation projects codified in 36 C.F.R. Part 67 as of January 1, 1994. The rehabilitation project must have at least thirty rooms that are suitable lodging accommodations.

Source: SL 2000, ch 181, § 1; SL 2002, ch 172, § 1; SL 2024, ch 148, § 1.