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House Bill No. 5996

Public Act No. 05-82

AN ACT ALLOWING THE CONDUCT OF A FROG-RACE RAFFLE IN THE TOWN OF WINDHAM.

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

Section 1. Section 7-185a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (g) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (g) (1) Any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may operate a frog-race raffle once each calendar year. Such raffles shall conform to the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, and shall be subject to regulation by the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue. For the purpose of this subsection, "frog-race raffle" means a raffle in which artificial frogs conforming to specifications approved by the executive director and numbered consecutively to correspond with the number of tickets sold for such raffle, are placed in a naturally moving stream of water at a designated starting point and in which the ticket corresponding to the number of the first frog to pass a designated finishing point is the winning ticket. (2) The executive director, with the advice and consent of the Gaming Policy Board, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, that establish procedures for the operation of frog-race raffles.

Approved June 2, 2005