January 12, 2022 No Comments khpblack News

A while ago (March 5, 2021) I reported on the AZ Law restricting nonprofits from holding raffles unless they were in existence five years. Here’s the original news post. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is looking to change the law to reduce it from five years to one. Here’s their invitation to complete their survey so they can have data to support their effort to change the law.

Calling All Nonprofits: Seeking Change in Raffle Law

Under current state law, nonprofits that have been in business for less than five years may not conduct a raffle (with limited exemptions). The Alliance is seeking to change this law to reduce the time frame from five years to one year so that nonprofits that have been in business more than one year can conduct raffles. Please help us gather background data in support of this change.

Take the survey here.

The Alliance is pleased to be working with Sen. T.J. Shope this year to introduce SB 1066 (raffles; nonprofits; length of existence).

In order to balance being able to provide this fundraising tool sooner to nonprofits, but also ensuring that the nonprofit is legitimate, Sen. Shope’s bill reduces from five years, to one year, the amount of time the nonprofit must be in existence in order to conduct a raffle.

Please be on the lookout for calls to action from the Alliance to help us support this bill at the State Capitol.