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§ 12-106. Raffles

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: June 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Gaming--Statewide Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions
Effective: June 1, 2015
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 12-106
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 236; MD CODE Art. 27, § 261D
§ 12-106. Raffles
Charitable organization
(a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, Subtitle 2 of this title, or Title 13 of this article and except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a bona fide charitable organization in this State may conduct a raffle for the exclusive benefit of the charitable organization if the prize awarded is real property:
(i) to which the charitable organization holds title; or
(ii) for which the charitable organization has the ability to convey title.
(2) A charitable organization may not conduct more than two raffles of real property in a calendar year.
(3) The Secretary of State may adopt regulations governing a raffle of real property by a charitable organization under this subsection.
Political committee or candidate for public office
(b)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article and except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a political committee or candidate for public office may conduct a raffle if the prizes awarded are money or merchandise.
(2)(i) The cost of a raffle ticket under this subsection may not exceed $5.
(ii) An individual may not purchase more than $50 worth of tickets.
(3) This subsection does not relieve a political committee or candidate from the reporting and record keeping requirements under the Election Law Article.
Depository institution
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, a depository institution, as defined in § 1-211 of the Financial Institutions Article, may conduct a savings promotion raffle under § 1-211 of the Financial Institutions Article.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 7, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Acts 2010, c. 627, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 628, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2012, c. 393, § 1, eff. June 1, 2012; Acts 2015, c. 95, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 236, 261D.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 12-106, MD CRIM LAW § 12-106
Current through legislation effective through April 21, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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