LOTTERIES. CHARITABLE RAFFLES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. • Modifies current constitutional prohibition against private lotteries to permit legislative authorization of raffles conducted by eligible private nonprofit organizations for the purpose of funding beneficial and charitable works. • Requires at least 90% of a raffle’s gross receipts to go directly to beneficial or charitable purposes in California, but permits this percentage to be later amended by statute passed by two-thirds vote of each house without voter approval. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Probably no significant fiscal impact on state and local governments.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SCA 4 (Proposition 17) Assembly - Ayes, 62; Noes, 10 -- Senate - Ayes, 31; Noes, 3
Popular Vote Results
Y: 4112490; A: 58.7; N: 2897099; B: 41.3
Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
BRUCE McPHERSON, State Senator, 15th District; DEAN D. FLIPPO, District Attorney, County of Monterey; FLORENCE L. GREEN, Executive Director, California Association of Nonprofits
Dick Mountjoy, State Senator; Art Croney, Executive Director, Committee on Moral Concerns
Rebuttal Against Author
Jackie Speier, State Senator, 8th District; Curtis J. Hill, Sheriff, County of San Benito
Lotteries. Charitable Raffles. California Proposition 17 (2000).