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Section 432.104a

TRAXLER-MCCAULEY-LAW-BOWMAN BINGO ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 382 of 1972


432.104a Issuance of license.

Sec. 4a.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), if the commissioner determines that the applicant is a qualified organization and is not ineligible under section 18 and the applicant has paid to the bureau the appropriate fee, the commissioner may issue 1 or more of the following licenses:

License  Fee
(a) Large bingo.........................$ 150.00
(b) Small bingo.........................$ 55.00
(c) Special bingo.......................$ 25.00
(d) Millionaire party...................$ 50.00 per day
(e) Large raffle........................$ 50.00 per
drawing date
(f) Small raffle:
(i) One to 3 drawing dates..............$ 15.00
(ii) Four or more drawing dates..........$ 5.00 per
drawing date
(g) Annual charity game.................$ 200.00
(h) Special charity game................$ 15.00 per day
(i) Numeral game........................$ 15.00 per day

(2) Under extreme hardship conditions as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may waive 1 or more requirements of a qualified organization described in section 3 to permit the licensing of a special bingo, millionaire party, or raffle, if all of the following conditions are met:

(a) The organization applying for the license is a nonprofit organization.

(b) The entire proceeds of the event, less the actual reasonable expense of conducting the event, are donated or used for a charitable purpose, organization, or cause.

(c) None of the individuals connected with the conduct of the event is compensated in any manner for his or her participation.

(d) The organization complies with all other provisions of this act and rules promulgated under this act.

(3) Under extreme hardship conditions as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may allow an individual or a group of individuals to obtain a license to conduct a special bingo, millionaire party, or raffle if all of the following conditions are met:

(a) The entire proceeds of the event, less the actual reasonable expense of conducting the event, are donated or used for a charitable purpose, organization, or cause.

(b) None of the individuals connected with the conduct of the event is compensated in any manner for his or her participation.

(c) The individual or group of individuals complies with all other provisions of this act and the rules promulgated under this act.

(4) Each event license issued to a qualified organization is valid for only the location included on the license.

(5) A license is not assignable or transferable.

(6) The licensee is responsible for ensuring that the events are conducted in compliance with this act and rules.

(7) A licensee shall only conduct events licensed under this act during the hours and on the day and date or dates stated on the license.

(8) In connection with an application for a small raffle license or a large raffle license, in determining whether a fraternal organization that is not a branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization is a qualified organization, the commissioner shall only consider whether the organization meets requirements that are applicable under this act that are unrelated to whether the organization is a branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization.


History: Add. 1999, Act 108, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 20, 2012
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of lottery commissioner and bureau of state lottery related to licensing and regulation of millionaire parties under bingo act to executive director of Michigan gaming control board, see E.R.O. No. 2012-3, compiled at MCL 432.91.
Popular Name: Bingo Act


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