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Measure Details

Proposition 4

Texas Ballot Measure - HJR 73

Election: Nov. 3, 2015 (Special)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Gambling and Gaming
Arts, Entertainment, and History

Yes
1,075,393
(69.41%)

No
473,852
(30.59%)

Summary

HJR 73 proposes a constitutional amendment that would grant the legislature the authority to pass statutes to allow a professional sports team charitable foundation to conduct charitable raffles under the terms and conditions imposed by general law. The laws passed under this authority may provide that the professional sports team charitable foundation may use proceeds from such charitable raffles to pay reasonable advertising, promotional, and administrative expenses. Any law enacted by this provision only applies to entities defined as professional sports team charitable foundations on January 1, 2016. Additionally, any law enacted by this provision may only allow charitable raffles to be conducted at games hosted at the home venue of the professional sports team associated with a professional sports team charitable foundation.

Measure Text

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

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