2016 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 12 - Gaming -- Statewide Provisions
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-106. Raffles

MD Crim Law Code § 12-106 (2016) What's This?

(a) Charitable organization. --

(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.

(b) Political committee or candidate for public office. --

(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.

(c) Savings promotion raffle by depository institutions. -- 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.

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