HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

97

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to charitable organizations.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 467B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"467B-    Online charitable fundraising; raffles. (a) A charitable organization may conduct an online charitable fundraising event, including an online raffle, to benefit the charitable organization or a charitable purpose.

(b) The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to implement this section."

SECTION 2. Section 712-1220, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "gambling" to read as follows:

""Gambling". A person engages in gambling if [he] the person stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under [his] the person's control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that [he] the person or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome. Gambling does not include bona fide business transactions valid under the law of contracts, including but not limited to contracts for the purchase or sale at a future date of securities or commodities[, and]; agreements to compensate for loss caused by the happening of chance, including but not limited to contracts of indemnity or guaranty and life, health, or accident insurance[.]; or any online charitable fundraising, including an online raffle, conducted by a charitable organization pursuant to section 467B-   ."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Charitable Organizations; Online Charitable Fundraising; Online Raffles

 

Description:

Permits charitable organizations to hold online fundraising events, including online raffles. Excludes online fundraising by charitable organizations from the definition of "gambling" in the Hawaii penal code.

 

 

 

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