View Amendment Current Amendment: 3305SD11.docx to Bill 146     Senator HAYES proposed the following amendment (DKA\3305SD11):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, in Section 33-57-120(A), Chapter 57, Title 33, as contained in SECTION 1, by striking subsection (A) in its entirety and inserting:
    / (A) A charitable organization is qualified to conduct raffles or casino night charity games in accordance with the provisions of this chapter if the charitable organization:
        (1)     is recognized by the South Carolina Department of Revenue and the United States Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal and state income taxation pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(8), 501(c)(10), 501(c)(19), 501(d), or 509(a); or is an educational institution, as defined in Chapter 56, Title 33; and
        (2)     has been in continuous existence and operation in the State for a period of not less than two years prior to the date of the first raffle or casino night charity game; and
        (3)     is registered with the secretary pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 56, Title 33. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, in Section 33-57-120(E) of Chapter 57, Title 33, as contained in SECTION 1 by adding at the end of the subsection on line 43, page 4:
/ The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shall provide a criminal background check of any person if requested by the Secretary in those instances deemed necessary by the Secretary in regard to a raffle or casino night event. The cost of the criminal background check shall be paid by the charitable organization sponsoring the raffle or casino night event. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, in SECTION 1 by adding new subsections to Section 33-57-140 to be appropriately lettered after line 33, on page 6 to read:
/     ( )     An individual prize awarded to each winner in a casino night charity game shall not exceed a cash value of five hundred dollars. For each casino night charity game event, the total cash value of prizes awarded shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars;
    ( )     Prizes for a raffle shall not be redeemable for cash from the charitable organization, and the maximum fair market value of a single prize shall be forty thousand dollars. No real property may be offered as a prize in a raffle. The total fair market value of all prizes offered by any charitable organization may not exceed fifty thousand dollars for any raffle event.
    ( )     The purchase price for a raffle ticket may not exceed one hundred dollars. The admission price for a casino night charity game may not exceed one hundred dollars. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, in Section 33-57-150(1) as contained in SECTION 1 by adding after / certificates; / on line 38, page 6:
/ provided, however that expenses for advertising addressed to the general public for casino night charity games to be conducted under this chapter shall not exceed one thousand dollars per event; /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, by striking 33-57-160(C)(6) on line 19, page 8 and inserting:
/     (6)     A list of prizes offered and given, with an estimate of their respective values and the name and address of all persons who are winners of prizes of six hundred dollars or more in value with each participant being required to sign for any receipt of prizes. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, by adding Section 33-57-175 immediately after Section 33-57-170 on page 9 to read:
/     Section 33-57-175.     Each charitable organization conducting a raffle or a casino night charity game shall post signs with a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems including informing patrons of a toll-free telephone number available. The text of the signage shall be determined by the South Carolina Lottery Commission and shall be posted at all entrances and exits on the premises at which raffles or casino night charity games are conducted by the charitable organization. Each charitable organization conducting casino night charity games shall print a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems on all paper stock that it provides to the public. The text shall be determined by the South Carolina Lottery Commission. /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.