PA 10-10—HB 5157

Public Safety and Security Committee

Planning and Development Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADVERTISEMENT OF BAZAARS AND RAFFLES

SUMMARY: This act expands the types of advertising nonprofit organizations may use to promote bazaars or raffles. Under prior law, an organization could post only one sign up to 12 square feet on the premises where the drawing would be held or the prizes awarded and one where the prizes were displayed. The act allows an organization to post an advertisement (1) on its Internet website, (2) in an email, and (3) on lawn signs on private property with the property owner's consent. The lawn sign cannot be more than 18 by 24 inches and must comply with any applicable local ordinance or planning or zoning regulation.

The act applies to the following organizations conducting bazaars and raffles under a permit in a town that has adopted the Bazaar and Raffle Act: volunteer fire companies and veterans', religious, civic, service, fraternal, educational, and charitable organizations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2010

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