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House Bill No. 5659

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-102

AN ACT CONCERNING BAZAAR AND RAFFLE EQUIPMENT DEALERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 7-178 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) No bazaar or raffle shall be conducted with any equipment except such as is owned absolutely or used without payment of any compensation therefor by the permittee or as is rented from a dealer in such equipment who (1) has a principal place of business in [the] THIS state, and (2) is registered with the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue in such manner and on such form as he may prescribe, which form shall be accompanied by an annual fee of three hundred dollars payable to the treasurer of the state of Connecticut. No item of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating or conducting of any bazaar or raffle pursuant to any permit issued under sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, except such as are bona fide items of reasonable amount for goods, wares and merchandise furnished or services rendered, which are reasonably necessary to be purchased or furnished for the holding, operating or conducting thereof, and no commission, salary, compensation, reward or recompense whatever shall be paid or given, directly or indirectly, to any person holding, operating or conducting, or assisting in the holding, operation or conduct of, any such bazaar or raffle. Each raffle ticket shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of the raffle, the three most valuable prizes to be awarded and the total number of prizes to be awarded as specified on the form prescribed in section 7-173. In addition to any other information required under this section to be printed on a raffle ticket, each ticket for a raffle authorized pursuant to a "Class No. 7" permit shall have printed thereon the time, date and place of each raffle drawing.

(b) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (a) OF THIS SECTION, A PERMITTEE MAY RENT EQUIPMENT FROM A DEALER WHO DOES NOT HAVE A PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS IN THIS STATE IF AN IN-STATE DEALER IS UNAVAILABLE, PROVIDED SUCH OUT-OF-STATE DEALER IS REGISTERED WITH SAID EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SAID SUBSECTION (a).

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved April 25, 1996. Effective April 25, 1996.

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