South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 812

STATUS INFORMATION

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

Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate

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)

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12/6/2017
2/13/2018

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 13, 2018

S. 812

Introduced by Senator Hembree

S. Printed 2/13/18--S.

Read the first time January 9, 2018.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON

LABOR, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 812) to amend Section 33-57-120, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to raffles conducted by nonprofit organizations for charitable purposes, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

THOMAS C. ALEXANDER for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

Introduced on January 9, 2018

State Expenditure

This bill increases the total value of raffle prize or prizes offered by nonprofit organizations for charitable purposes to a maximum of $950. Additionally, the purchase of a raffle ticket may be a maximum of $300. Currently, the value of the prize or prizes associated with raffles operated by nonprofit organizations may not exceed $500, and the price for a raffle ticket may not exceed $100.

Secretary of State. Nonprofit organizations operating raffles for charitable purposes with prizes above $500 are required to register with the Secretary of State. This bill amends this threshold amount to $950. The office indicates that an increase in prize value will not impact the number of raffle registrations submitted to the office. Thus, this bill does not have an expenditure impact on the general fund, federal funds, or other funds.

Department of Revenue (DOR). This bill increases the total value of prizes offered for nonprofit raffles. DOR indicates that prizes above $600 are subject to withholding currently, therefore increasing the prize value will not impact agency procedures. As such, this bill will not have an expenditure impact on the general fund, other funds, or federal funds.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A BILL

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; AND 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.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 33-57-120(B) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 11 of 2013, 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 five 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."

SECTION    2.    Section 33-57-140(M) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 11 of 2013, is amended to read:

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

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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