Bill Text: TX HJR100 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Enrolled - Dead) 2017-05-30 - Filed with the Secretary of State [HJR100 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HJR100-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.J.R. No. 100
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team
  charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 47(d-1), Article III, Texas
  Constitution, is amended to read as follows:
         (d-1)  The legislature by general law may permit a
  professional sports team charitable foundation to conduct
  charitable raffles under the terms and conditions imposed by
  general law. The law may authorize the charitable foundation to pay
  with the raffle proceeds reasonable advertising, promotional, and
  administrative expenses. A law enacted under this subsection
  applies [may apply] only to an entity [that is] defined as a
  professional sports team charitable foundation under that law [on
  January 1, 2016,] and 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.  In this subsection, "professional sports team" means:
               (1)  a team organized in this state that is a member of
  Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the
  National Hockey League, the National Football League, Major League
  Soccer, the American Hockey League, the East Coast Hockey League,
  the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the
  Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Minor League Baseball,
  the National Basketball Association Development League, the
  National Women's Soccer League, the Major Arena Soccer League, the
  United Soccer League, or the Women's National Basketball
  Association;
               (2)  a person hosting a motorsports racing team event
  sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
  (NASCAR), INDYCar, or another nationally recognized motorsports
  racing association at a venue in this state with a permanent seating
  capacity of not less than 75,000;
               (3)  an organization hosting a Professional Golf
  Association event; or
               (4)  any other professional sports team defined by law.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 7, 2017.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment on professional sports
  team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles."
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.J.R. No. 100 was passed by the House on May
  5, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 110, Nays 12, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.J.R. No. 100 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 24, Nays 6.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  RECEIVED:  _____________________
                     Date         
   
            _____________________
              Secretary of State       
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