South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R210, S812

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Hembree
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7147ahb18.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2018
Introduced in the House on March 1, 2018
Last Amended on February 27, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 3, 2018
Governor's Action: May 15, 2018, Signed

Summary: Raffles

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/6/2017  Senate  Prefiled
   12/6/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
    1/9/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 66)
    1/9/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 66)
   2/13/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
   2/27/2018  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 23)
   2/27/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
   2/27/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-40  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
   2/28/2018  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 31)
    3/1/2018  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 20)
    3/1/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 20)
   4/18/2018  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 92)
   4/24/2018  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Long, Burns, Chumley, 
                        Loftis, Trantham, Toole, GR Smith, McCravy 
                        (House Journal-page 40)
    5/1/2018  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 102)
    5/1/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-82  Nays-16 (House Journal-page 103)
    5/3/2018  House   Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 34)
   5/14/2018          Ratified R 210
   5/15/2018          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/6/2017
2/13/2018
2/27/2018
4/18/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R210, S812)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 33-57-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RAFFLES CONDUCTED BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF NONCASH PRIZES ALLOWED FOR THESE RAFFLES; TO AMEND SECTION 33-57-140, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR THESE RAFFLES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE ALLOWANCE FOR THE PRICE OF A RAFFLE TICKET PRODUCED BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-3925 SO AS TO ALLOW A BINGO VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN BINGO GAMES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Charitable raffles, value of noncash prizes increased

SECTION    1.    Section 33-57-120(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)(1)        The requirement to register with the Secretary for the purpose of operating raffles for charitable purposes shall apply to any and all nonprofit organizations that intend to operate a raffle in this State, including those organizations that are exempt from or not required to follow the requirements for solicitation of charitable funds pursuant to Chapter 56, Title 33.

(2)    An exemption from registration for the purpose of operating raffles is authorized for:

(a)    raffles operated by a nonprofit organization for charitable purposes, where a noncash prize is donated for the nonprofit raffle and the total value of the prize or prizes offered for a raffle event is not more than nine hundred fifty dollars; and

(b)    fifty-fifty raffles where the tickets are sold to members or guests of a nonprofit organization, and not to the general public, and the total value of proceeds collected is not more than nine hundred fifty dollars.

(3)    An organization operating a raffle that is within an exemption authorized by the provisions of item (2) shall not operate more than one raffle every seven calendar days."

Charitable raffles, raffle ticket prices increased

SECTION    2.    Section 33-57-140(M) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(M)    The purchase price for a raffle ticket may not exceed three hundred dollars."

Bingo volunteers, participation in games

SECTION    3.    Article 24, Chapter 21, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-21-3925.    A volunteer who assists a house in operating bingo games is not an agent, promoter, or representative of the house and may participate in a bingo game at the house in which he volunteers except on days he has volunteered."

Time effective

SECTION    4.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 14th day of May, 2018.

__________________________________________

President of the Senate

___________________________________________

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2018.

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Governor

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