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Article - Election Law




§13–240.

    (a)    This section applies to a spin or chance on a paddle wheel or wheel of fortune or a raffle that is authorized under the laws of this State to operate at a campaign fund–raising event.

    (b)    Except as provided in § 13–304(c) of this title, but notwithstanding § 13–239 of this subtitle or any other law that prohibits an anonymous contribution, a political committee may accept contributions received from the sale of a spin or chance or a raffle ticket, and need not identify the individual contributor on its campaign finance reports, if:

        (1)    the account book of the political committee includes:

            (i)    the net amount received by the political committee from the raffle, spin, or chance at the fundraising event at which the sale was made; and

            (ii)    the name and address of each person who attended the event;

        (2)    no spin or chance is sold at the event for more than $2;

        (3)    the net income of the sponsoring political committee from spins and chances at the event does not exceed $1,500 in a 24–hour period;

        (4)    the total receipts of the sponsoring political committee from spins and chances in that election do not exceed $2,500;

        (5)    a raffle is conducted in accordance with § 12–106(b) of the Criminal Law Article; and

        (6)    the political committee includes on its campaign finance report:

            (i)    a lump sum contribution of the net amount received by the political committee from the raffle, spin, or chance at the fundraising event; and

            (ii)    the total number of persons purchasing a raffle ticket, spin, or chance at the event.

    (c)    If a political committee raises funds in excess of a limit specified in this section, the political committee shall:

        (1)    donate the excess to a charity of its choice; or

        (2)    identify in its account book the amount received from each individual who purchased a spin or chance.

    (d)    The State Board shall adopt regulations to implement this section.