Missouri Charity Raffles, Amendment 8 (1998)

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The Missouri Charity Raffles Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed federally recognized charitable and religious organizations to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes. The measure also allowed the general assembly to provide standards and conditions to regulate the awarding of prizes.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 8 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 895,373 61.30%
No565,35438.70%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit organizations recognized as charitable or religious under federal law to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes and also permit the general assembly to provide standards and conditions to regulate or guarantee the awarding of prizes provided for in such raffles or sweepstakes?

The estimated fiscal impact of this proposal measure on state and local governments is $0. [3]

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