Sec. 2004.009: Criminal Penalties

(a) A person commits an offense if the person accepts any form of payment other than United States currency or a debit card for the purchase of a raffle ticket for a charitable raffle conducted under this chapter.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person sells or offers to sell a raffle ticket for a charitable raffle conducted under this chapter to an individual that the person knows to be younger than 18 years of age.

(c) A person commits an offense if the person purchases a raffle ticket for a charitable raffle conducted under this chapter with the proceeds of a check issued as a payment under the financial assistance program administered under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code.

(d) A person commits an offense if the person misrepresents the person's age or displays fraudulent evidence that the person is 18 years of age or older in order to purchase a raffle ticket for a charitable raffle conducted under this chapter.

(e) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Comments

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 47 (H.B. 975), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2016.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 895 (H.B. 3125), Sec. 2, eff. December 1, 2017.