§47-20-5a. Venue.

Any charitable or public service organization or any of its auxiliaries or other organizations otherwise affiliated with it possessing an annual or limited occasion bingo license or a super bingo license shall conduct a bingo occasion only in the county within which the organization is principally located.

Any licensee which, in good faith, finds itself unable to comply with this requirement shall apply to the tax commissioner for permission to conduct a bingo occasion in a location other than the county within which the organization is principally located: Provided, That the location shall be in a contiguous county, or, if not in a contiguous county, and not in the county where the licensee organization has its principal location, the location of the proposed bingo occasion may be no more than thirty air miles from the county within which the organization is principally located. The application shall be made on a form provided by the tax commissioner and shall include the particulars of the requested change and the reasons for the change. The application shall be filed no later than sixty days before any scheduled bingo occasion.

For purposes of this section, the principal location of a licensee is the address of the licensee shown on the licensee's West Virginia business registration certificate.