View Amendment Current Amendment: 256R001.lam.docx to Bill 256     Senator L. MARTIN proposed the following amendment (256R001.LAM):
    Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, page 2, by striking lines 6 through 34 and inserting:

/         The General Assembly may provide by general law for religious, charitable, educational, and nonprofit organizations to operate and conduct raffles. The law may define the type of religious, charitable, educational, or nonprofit organization authorized to operate and conduct the raffles, provide standards for their operation and conduct, require proceeds to be used for religious, charitable, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, provide penalties for violations, and provide for other laws necessary to assure the proper functioning, honesty, and integrity of the raffles. Raffles operated according to the laws prescribed in this paragraph are not lotteries prohibited by this section."

SECTION     2.     The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

    "Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly may by general law authorize religious, charitable, educational, and nonprofit organizations to operate and conduct raffles, define the types of organizations that shall be authorized to conduct raffles, provide standards for the management and conduct of raffles, require proceeds from the raffles to be used for religious, charitable, educational, or eleemosynary purposes, provide penalties for violations, and provide for any other general law necessary to assure the proper functioning, honesty, and integrity of the raffles, and provide that a raffle operated pursuant to these laws shall not be a lottery prohibited by this section?                                                                 /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.