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

The rulemaking is complete. On February 13, 2023, the Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations and filed them with the Secretary of State. The regulations become effective on April 1, 2023.

Final Rulemaking Documents:

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