PA 10-132—sHB 5340

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING PRIZES FOR TEACUP RAFFLES

SUMMARY: This act (1) increases, from $100 to $250, the value of each prize that qualified organizations conducting “teacup raffles” at bazaars may award and (2) allows the organizations to award gift certificates of the same value. Under prior law, organizations could only award merchandise as prizes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2010

BACKGROUND

Teacup Raffles

The following organizations may conduct, operate, or sponsor bazaars, and “teacup raffles” at such bazaars, in a town that has adopted the Bazaar and Raffles Act: veterans, religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and charitable organizations; volunteer fire companies; political parties; and town committees, including centennial, bicentennial, or other centennial celebration committees.

An organization conducting “teacup raffles” must do so at an authorized bazaar booth that is subject to Division of Special Revenue regulation and may conduct only one scheduled drawing for all prizes offered on the day of the bazaar.

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