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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
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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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."
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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