Nonprofit Raffles

Notice of Amendments to Regulations


The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to amend sections 410, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419.2, 419.3, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, and 426 of title 11, division 1, chapter 4.6 of the California Code of Regulations concerning the Nonprofit Raffle Program.

The proposed rulemaking modifies the registration deadline to January 1 and the reporting deadline to February 1 of the following year. The proposed rulemaking also clarifies that to conduct a raffle, an eligible organization must be registered and in good standing with the Nonprofit Raffle Program. The organization’s corporate and tax-exempt status must also be in good standing. Lastly, the proposed rulemaking clarifies that the Attorney General may impose penalties under Government Code section 12591.1 if a person or entity subject to the Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act (Gov. Code, § 12580 et seq.) submits false or misleading information, or fails to provide required information, in either the registration form or the raffle report.

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Notice Register Publication Date: October 28, 2022

Status of the Proposal

This rulemaking is undergoing a 45-day public comment period. Any interested person or their authorized representative may submit written comments regarding the proposed regulatory action. The written comment period closes at 5:00 pm on December 13, 2022. All timely comments that specifically pertain to the proposed regulations will be reviewed and responded to by Department staff. Comments may be submitted by mail or email to:

  • Mail written comments:

    Department of Justice
    Office of the Attorney General
    Charitable Trusts Section
    Attn: Scott Chan, Deputy Attorney General
    455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 11000
    San Francisco, CA 94102-7004

  • E-mail:

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