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House Bill No. 5157

Public Act No. 10-10

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADVERTISEMENT OF BAZAARS AND RAFFLES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 7-179 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

(a) No bazaar or raffle to be conducted under any permit issued under the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, shall be advertised as to its location, the time when it is to be or has been held or the prizes awarded or to be awarded, by means of television or sound truck or by means of billboards, provided one sign, not exceeding twelve square feet, may be displayed on the premises where the drawing or allotment of prizes is to be held and also where the prizes are or will be exhibited.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a nonprofit organization issued a permit under the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, may advertise a bazaar or raffle to be conducted in accordance with such permit by (1) posting an advertisement on such organization's Internet web site, (2) sending an advertisement using electronic mail, or (3) posting one or more lawn signs on private property, each no larger than eighteen by twenty-four inches, provided (A) the organization has obtained the property owner's consent for such posting, and (B) such posting complies with any applicable local ordinance or planning or zoning regulation. For the purposes of this subsection, "nonprofit organization" means any of the entities specified in subdivisions (1) to (6), inclusive, of section 7-172.

Approved May 5, 2010