|Posted:||December 1, 2020 08:59 PM|
|From:||Senator Michele Brooks|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Devoting Funds from 50/50 Raffles to Fire Departments|
|Act 56 of 2019, the Sports Raffles Charities Act, authorized Major League and collegiate sports teams to conduct 50/50 drawings at sporting events, open practices, scrimmages and exhibitions. I plan to introduce legislation that would devote five percent of the philanthropic raffle revenue to local fire departments. Faced with limited funding, dwindling ranks, and extremely expensive equipment, our local firefighters have consistently faced steep financial challenges, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of so many essential annual fundraisers. This is an opportunity to strengthen funding for local fire departments, protect our communities and indirectly help local governments and taxpayers.
I hope you will join me in supporting these everyday heroes by cosponsoring this legislation. Thank you for your consideration.
Introduced as SB768