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Proposition 17

Official Title: Lotteries: Charitable Raffles.
Legislative Constitutional Amendment






Official election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Who Signed the Ballot Arguments
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Official Summary: Modifies current constitutional prohibition against private lotteries to permit legislative authorization of raffles conducted by eligible private nonprofit orgaizations for the purpose of funding beneficial and charitable works. Requires at least 90% of raffle's gross receipts to go directly to beneficial or charitable purposes in California, but permits this percentage to be later amended by statute passed by two-thirds vote of each house without voter approval. Fiscal Impact: Probably no signifaicant fiscal impact on state and local governments.

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Contact Information


  Kelly Norton
McNally Temple Associates, Inc.
1817 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
    (916) 447-8186


  Art Croney, Executive Director
Committee on Moral Concerns
P.O. Box 2768
Sacramento, Ca 95812
    (916) 446-5131

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments


  Bruce McPherson, State Senator, 15th District
Dean D. Flippo, District Attorney, County of Monterey
Florence L. Green, Exec. Director, Calif. Association of Nonprofits
Jackie Speier, State Senator, 8th District
Curtis J. Hill, Sheriff, County of San Benito




  Dick Mountjoy, State Senator
Melanie Morgan, Recovering Compulsive Gambler
Art Croney, Executive Director, Committee on Moral Concerns

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Vote 2000
Text of the Measure
Official Pro/Con Arguments
Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

  The California Journal

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star image This page first published February 11, 2000 -- last updated March 8, 2000 star image