TRAXLER-MCCAULEY-LAW-BOWMAN BINGO ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 382 of 1972
432.151 Violations; penalty.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), a person who willfully violates this act is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both, for doing any of the following:
(a) Cheating at an event.
(b) Using millionaire party proceeds for something other than a lawful purpose of the qualified organization.
(c) Knowingly making a wager if the person is less than 18 years of age or permitting a person who is less than 18 years of age to make a wager.
(d) Using chips not authorized for use at a millionaire party.
(e) Willfully failing to appear before and provide an item to the executive director at the time and place specified in a subpoena issued by the executive director.
(f) Willfully refusing, without just cause, to testify or provide items in an answer to a subpoena or subpoena duces tecum issued by the executive director.
(g) For a location owner or lessor, a shareholder of a privately held corporation that owns or leases a location, a partner or officer, an agent or employee of a lessor, or an individual residing in the same household as a location owner or lessor, a shareholder of a privately held corporation that owns or leases a location, or a partner, officer, or agent of a location owner, making or receiving a payment from any person, other than for the preapproved payment of rent, for any aspect of a millionaire party. This subdivision does not apply to the sale of food or drink.
(h) Conducting or permitting a person who is not licensed under this act to conduct activities required to be licensed under this act.
(i) Violating section 46(7) or (8).
(2) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both for doing any of the following:
(a) Knowingly making a false statement on an application for a license under this act.
(b) Knowingly making a false statement, orally or in writing, to the executive director or his or her authorized representative.
(3) A person convicted under this section is ineligible to receive or maintain a license under this act.
(4) In addition to the fines provided in this section, a person may be liable for a fine up to the amount of any payments made or received in violation of this act.
(5) This section does not prohibit a person who violates this act from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of law, including the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.1 to 750.568, and the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL 432.201 to 432.226.
History: Add. 2019, Act 159, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
Popular Name: Bingo Act
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