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Senate Adopts Oroho Bill Easing Restriction on Charity Raffle Fundraisers

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho making it easier for religious, veterans’, civic and charity organizations to hold raffle fundraisers will go to the Governor’s desk for approval after being passed by the full Senate.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation making it easier for organizations to hold raffle fundraisers with larger prizes heads to the Governor’s desk after being passed by the Senate. (Flickr)

“Many charity and veterans’ organizations hold raffles to help raise the funds needed to pay for the valuable public services they offer,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Under New Jersey’s outdated regulations, however, it is nearly impossible to hold a raffle without having to go through the hassle and expense of applying for a special license. Raising the threshold for the types of door prizes that can be offered will go a long way in helping these organizations raise more funds for the programs and services they provide.”

Senator Oroho’s S-1941 would allow organizations to offer door prizes valued up to $200 without having to apply for a license. Currently, an organization has to have a license for any raffle door prize valued at over $50.

The legislation was introduced based off of recommendations made by the state’s Red Tape Review Commission, of which Senator Oroho is a member.

Identical legislation unanimously passed the full Assembly in May 2014.

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