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For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
ANNUAL AGGREGATE RETAIL VALUE OF PRIZES. The total retail value of all prizes to be raffled by any organization, licensed under this chapter, during the license period.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. A voluntary organization composed of individuals and businesses who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of a community.
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefit upon the public.
EDUCATION ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized and operated to provide systematic instruction in useful branches of learning by methods common to schools and institutions of learning which compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the course of study presented in tax-supported schools.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION. An organization of persons having a common interest, the primary interest of which is to both promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to lessen the burdens of government by caring for those who otherwise would be cared for by the government.
LABOR ORGANIZATION. An organization composed of workers organized with the objective of the betterment of conditions of those engaged in such pursuit and the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations.
LICENSEE. An organization which has been issued a license to operate a raffle.
NET PROCEEDS. The gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prizes, local license fees and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
NONPROFIT. An organization organized, operated and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit incurring to anyone as a result of said operation.
PERSON. An individual, firm, organization, public or private corporation, government, partnership or unincorporated association.
RAFFLE. A form of lottery, as defined in Section 28-2(b) of the "Criminal Code of 1961," conducted by an organization licensed under this chapter in which:
(1) The player pays or agrees to pay something of value for a chance, represented and differentiated by a number or by a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances is to be designated the winning chance;
(2) The winning chance is to be determined through a drawing or by some other method based on an element of chance by an act or set of acts on the part of persons conducting or connected with the lottery, except that the winning chance shall not be determined by the outcome of a publicly exhibited sporting contest.
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION. Any church, congregation, society or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.
VETERANS' ORGANIZATION. An organization or association comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses, widows or widowers of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to confer a public benefit.
(Ord. 17-44, passed 8-21-2017)