Conklin applauds passage of bill to assist volunteer community organizations impacted by pandemic

HARRISBURG, April 7 – A measure to make changes to state law to allow small games of chance licensees, including veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and other nonprofit groups, to conduct online games and online transactions passed in the House today, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced.

Conklin, D-Centre, said H.B.290 will be a true lifeline to these organizations across Pennsylvania.

“Many of our volunteer organizations in Centre County and across our state, who give so much of their time and support to our communities, have been gravely impacted during this ongoing pandemic,” said Conklin. “They rely on raffles and small games of chance to keep their doors open, and this bipartisan bill will allow them to stay in operation.”

The bill now heads to the Senate for further action.