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38 N.J.R. 3309(b)

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1, 2.3, 6.20 and 8.7

Raffles and Bingos

Proposed: August 15, 2005 at 37 N.J.R. 3028(a).

Adopted: January 11, 2006 by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, Marilou Halvorsen, Chairperson.

Filed: July 25, 2006 as R.2006 d.301, without change.

Authority: N.J.S.A. 5:8-6, 51 and 61.

Effective Date: August 21, 2006.

Expiration Date: July 12, 2007.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments. The Commission adopts the amendments to the rules pursuant to the rulemaking authority set forth in the State statutes governing raffles and bingos at N.J.S.A. 5:8-1.1 et seq.

Full text of the adoption follows:

(Agency Note: The adopted text of N.J.A.C. 13:47-2.3(a) below includes an amendment adopted elsewhere in this issue of the New Jersey Register, at 38 N.J.R. 3310(a)).

13:47-1.1 Words and phrases defined

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Qualified organization" means a bona fide organization or association of veterans, religious congregation, religious organization, charitable organization, educational organization, fraternal organization, civic and service club, officially recognized volunteer fire company, officially recognized first aid squad, and officially recognized rescue squad, and senior citizens association or club which:

1. Is organized as a non-profit or religious organization and is authorized by its certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other written authority to support one of the authorized purposes;

2. Appoints the Executive Officer of the Control Commission as agent for the service of process; and

3. Is constituted of not less than five individuals.

13:47-2.3 Application for registration: renewal; fees

(a) Except as provided in (b) below, each organization requesting registration shall remit by check or money order a non-refundable biennial registration fee of $ 100.00, payable to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, and shall submit a completed application together with sufficient proof of the organization's eligibility for registration. Such proofs shall include at least the following:

1. (No change.)

2. The names and addresses of five individuals over the age of 18 who are to be primarily responsible for the conduct of the games of chance on each occasion and who are to ensure proper utilization of the net proceeds; and

3. If incorporated, a copy of the applicant organization's articles of incorporation which have been filed with the proper governmental body in the state of incorporation.

(b)-(e) (No change.)

13:47-6.20 Prohibited prizes

(a) No licensee shall offer or award any prize consisting of real estate or any interest therein, bonds, shares of stock, securities or evidences of indebtedness, weapons, live animals (except a gift certificate redeemable for live, edible seafood), foreign or domestic coins (except collector pieces or sets that are marketed as such and are clearly not intended for use as legal tender), tobacco products, motor vehicle leases, or any merchandise refundable in any of the foregoing or as money or cash.

(b) (No change.)

13:47-8.7 Contents of ticket; off-premises raffle awarding merchandise as a prize; additional requirement for alcoholic beverage as prize

(a)-(d) (No change.)

(e) In addition to the requirements of (a) through (d) above, a ticket for which one of the prizes is an alcoholic beverage shall bear the statement "Winner must be at least 21 years of age."

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