View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD0256.001.docx to Bill 256     Senator MCCONNELL proposed the following amendment (JUD0256.001):
    Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting the following:

    /     SECTION     1.     It is proposed that Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read as follows:

    "Section     7.     Only the State may conduct lotteries, and these lotteries must be conducted in the manner that the General Assembly provides by law. The revenue derived from the lotteries must first be used to pay all operating expenses and prizes for the lotteries. The remaining lottery revenues must be credited to a separate fund in the state treasury styled the 'Education Lottery Account', and the earnings on this account must be credited to it. Education Lottery Account proceeds may be used only for education purposes as the General Assembly provides by law. The game of bingo, when conducted by charitable, religious, or fraternal organizations exempt from federal income taxation or when conducted at recognized annual state and county fairs, is not considered a lottery prohibited by this section.
    A raffle, if provided for by general law and conducted by a charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or nonprofit organization is not a lottery prohibited by this section. The general law must define the type of organization authorized to operate and conduct a raffle, provide standards for its operation and conduct, provide for the use of proceeds 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. The absence of general law regarding the conduct and operation of a raffle means that the raffle is a lottery 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 a raffle is not a lottery prohibited by this section, if provided by general law and conducted by a charitable, religious, fraternal, educational, or nonprofit organization, and the general law defines the type of organization authorized to operate and conduct the raffles, provides standards for their operation and conduct, provides for the use of proceeds for religious, charitable, educational, or other eleemosynary purposes, provides penalties for violations, and provides for other laws necessary to assure the proper functioning, honesty, and integrity of the raffles, but in the absence of any general law, then a raffle remains a prohibited lottery?

Yes     []

No     []

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."         /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.