Current Amendment: 255R001.asm.docx to Bill 255
Senator MASSEY proposed the following amendment (255R001.ASM):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 33-57-100 on page 1, lines 33-41, and on page 2, lines 1-5, and inserting:
/ Section 33-57-100. (A) A lottery or raffle of any type whatsoever is unlawful unless it is authorized by the following:
(1) Chapter 150, Title 59, the Education Lottery;
(2) Article 24, Chapter 21, Title 12, Charitable Bingo; or
(3) Chapter 57, Title 33, Charitable Raffles.
(B) It is the intent of the General Assembly that only qualified tax-exempt entities organized for religious, charitable, educational, philanthropic, or eleemosynary purposes shall operate and conduct raffles or other fundraising events as authorized by this chapter.
(C) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to allow electronic gambling devices or machines of any types, slot machines, or video poker play or to change or alter in any manner the prohibitions regarding video poker in Chapter 21, Title 12 and Chapter 19, Title 16.
(D) Except for raffles conducted by the South Carolina Lottery Commission pursuant to Chapter 150, Title 59 or Charitable Bingo authorized by Article 24, Chapter 21, the provisions of this chapter provide the sole means by which activities associated with conducting raffles and casino nights are authorized. The provisions of this chapter must be narrowly construed to ensure that tax-exempt entities conducting a charitable raffle or casino night pursuant to this chapter are in strict compliance with the requirements of this chapter. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 2, by striking lines 9-22 and inserting:
/ (2) 'Casino night charity game' means a charity fundraising event commonly known and operated as a 'casino night', 'Las Vegas night', or 'Monte Carlo night' involving live individuals playing roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat, or other card games, or dice games subject to the following requirements and limitations:
(a) no consideration or value is paid for receipt of the chips or imitation money or other scrip that will be used to play the games, other than the cost of an admission ticket;
(b) the chips or imitation money or other scrip won during a casino night must not be exchanged for any consideration of any kind except for raffle tickets to participate in a raffle for a prize other than money or a negotiable instrument. A raffle for a prize other than money or a negotiable instrument is the sole means to award a prize for participating in the casino night charity game and the raffle must be conducted within one hour of the conclusion of the cessation of play of the games offered at the casino night charity game; and
(c) no events with an electronic device or machine, slot machines, electronic video gaming devices, wagering on live sporting events, or simulcast broadcasts of horse races are authorized. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.