9-326. License; qualified applicants.

(1) Any nonprofit organization holding a certificate of exemption under section 501(c)(3), (c)(4), (c)(5), (c)(7), (c)(8), (c)(10), or (c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code or any volunteer fire company or volunteer first-aid, rescue, ambulance, or emergency squad may apply for a license to conduct a lottery by the sale of pickle cards.

(2) Prior to applying for any license, an organization shall:

(a) Be incorporated in this state as a not-for-profit corporation or organized in this state as a religious or not-for-profit organization. For purposes of this subsection, a domesticated foreign corporation shall not be considered incorporated in this state as a not-for-profit corporation;

(b) Conduct activities within this state in addition to the conduct of lottery by the sale of pickle cards;

(c) Be authorized by its constitution, articles, charter, or bylaws to further in this state a lawful purpose;

(d) Operate without profit to its members, and no part of the net earnings of such organization shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; and

(e) With the exception of a volunteer fire company, a volunteer first-aid, rescue, ambulance, or emergency squad, or a not-for-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to support a volunteer fire company, first-aid squad, rescue squad, ambulance squad, or emergency squad, have been in existence in this state for five years immediately preceding its application for a license and have had during that five-year period a bona fide membership actively engaged in furthering a lawful purpose. A society defined in section 21-608 which is chartered in Nebraska under a state, grand, supreme, national, or other governing body may use the charter date of its parent organization to satisfy such five-year requirement.

Source:Laws 1986, LB 1027, § 92; Laws 1988, LB 1232, § 24; Laws 1989, LB 767, § 32; Laws 1996, LB 1277, § 5; Laws 2002, LB 545, § 29; Laws 2012, LB979, § 1.