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Kansas House advances charitable raffle amendment

March 25, 2014

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— 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.

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Thomas Bryce 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Does anybody notice that this story appears twice? Once with about 5 Comments and Once with only this one? I read it twice. Is this an update? Probably just a mistaken Double-Post.

Thomas Bryce 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh, I see now. This copy of the story is what you are sent to if you look up the title of the article. The other, Identical article seems to have had criticism of Huelskamp's actions by several readers and you have to look in the Discussion /Forum section to read the Critical opinions. The article is Doubled if you look up by "More Like This Story". Interesting. One story with critical remarks Buried, the other, without critical remarks, put out in the open. Nice. I look forward to voting on this measure. Can we call it "The Huelskamp Amendment"? I thought the ambition of most Lawmakers was to have a Law or amendment named after them. Congratulations Tim Huelskamp!

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