SENATE BILL 455
AN ACT RELATING TO RAFFLES AND THE GAME OF BINGO IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful to operate raffles and the game of "bingo" (by whatever name called) for prizes and/or money in Alleghany, Lee, and Wayne Counties except as herein below provided. It shall be lawful to operate raffles and the game of "bingo" (by whatever name called) for prizes and/or money in Alleghany, Lee, and Wayne Counties if the person or organization operating said game or raffle has previously received a determination letter from the North Carolina Secretary of Revenue (or the equivalent from the Internal Revenue Service) indicating that the person or organization conducting said game or raffle has been exempted from income and/or franchise taxes in respect to income derived in the conduct of its exempt activities.
Sec. 2. The number of sessions where a game of "bingo" is conducted or sponsored by a person or organization shall be limited to not more than one session per week, and shall not exceed a total time period of more than six hours in any one week.
Sec. 3. Any violation of this act shall be a misdemeanor, punishable in accordance with G.S. 14-3(a).
Sec. 4. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 11th day of May, 1977.