Raffle bill unfairly aids nonprofits linked to pro sports

Raffle bill unfairly aids nonprofits linked to pro sports

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A piece of legislation that would blur the line between gambling and giving is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Senate Bill 549 would grant an advantageous exemption from existing raffle laws to an exclusive set of nonprofit organizations affiliated with major league sports teams. The bill would allow only these nonprofits to conduct raffles where half of raffle proceeds are awarded to a winner.

The California Association of Nonprofits –CalNonprofits, a statewide policy alliance of nearly 10,000 organizations – opposes SB 549 because it unfairly gives privileges to a small set of elite nonprofits affiliated with professional sports teams. That’s neither fair nor in the nonprofit community’s broader interest.

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