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Kansas House advances charitable raffle amendment

March 25, 2014


— House members have advanced a measure that would ask Kansas voters to amend the state constitution to allow charities to hold raffles to raise funds for their causes.

The resolution advanced on a voice vote Tuesday. The Senate has already passed the measure. If it receives at least 84 votes on final action Wednesday, it would be placed on the November general election ballot.

If a majority of voters give their approval, nonprofit religious, charitable, fraternal, education and veterans groups could operate raffles. The measure is necessary because the constitution once said all forms of lotteries were "forever prohibited."

The term "lottery" has been interpreted broadly enough by the state's courts to include any enterprise that has people paying money to get a random chance to win a prize.


Bob Forer 3 years, 10 months ago

Question to those who might know: IHow did the Kansas Lottery get around the Kansas Constitution?

Brian Hall 3 years, 10 months ago

Article 15 of the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986, so the people of Kansas (64%) approved a government-run lottery.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 3 years, 10 months ago

And, of course, this has Nothing to do with Tim Huelskamp's Lottery, Right? You know, the one where the Lawrence DA sent him a Letter explaining that his actions were illegal and constitute a felony? So, this is what they do if they are found in violation of the Law: Change the Law? Wow! So, if this Law passes, will Huelskamp be Retroactively innocent? I know he issued a Disclaimer after the DA notified him, Changing the wording to make it legal. It was Illegal First!

Greg Cooper 3 years, 10 months ago

That is exactly what this is, Thomas, and those who do not believe it, well, they just do not want to think.

"Republican" "Ideology 101: What's good for the very few is good for the very few.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, at least they admit what Huelskamp did must have been illegal otherwise there would be no need to amend the Law! But,of course, No punishment for what was a Felony.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 3 years, 9 months ago

Must be an important story. It has been printed twice.

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