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Measure Details

Charitable Gaming

Tennessee Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment No. 4

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Pending

Categories:
Gambling and Gaming
Constitution
Taxes

Summary

Proposes amendment of the Tennessee Constitution to authorize lotteries to benefit 501(c)(19) organizations when such lotteries are authorized by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly.

Measure Text

Shall Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by deleting the following language:

All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) organization located in this state, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code or as may be amended from time to time.

and by substituting instead the following language:

All other forms of lottery not authorized herein are expressly prohibited unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for an annual event operated for the benefit of a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(19) organization, as defined by the 2000 United States Tax Code, located in this state.

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

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