Oregon Statutes - Chapter 464 - Games - Section 464.270 - Licensing requirements.

(1) The Department of Justice shall not issue a license to conduct bingo, lotto or raffle games or Monte Carlo events to any organization unless:

(a) The organization is exempt from payment of federal income taxes as a charitable, fraternal or religious organization; and

(b) The organization has held such tax exempt status for at least one year preceding its application to the department for a license and during which time the organization engaged primarily in its charitable, fraternal or religious purpose.

(2) An application for a license must be accompanied by a certificate of the organizationís exemption from payment of income taxes as a charitable, fraternal or religious organization and by such other evidence of the organizationís status under subsection (1) of this section as the department may require.

(3) If an organization loses its tax exempt status after having applied for or having received a license, the organization shall promptly notify the department of the change in status. A license issued by the department shall cease to be valid whenever the organization to which it is issued loses its tax exempt status. [1987 c.914 §11; 1997 c.867 §4]

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