TRAXLER-MCCAULEY-LAW-BOWMAN BINGO ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 382 of 1972
432.150 Denial, suspension, or revocation of license; procedure; subpoenas; fine; period of ineligibility after revocation.
(1) The executive director may deny, suspend, summarily suspend, or revoke a license issued under this article if the licensee or an officer, director, agent, member, or employee of the licensee violates this article or a rule promulgated under this article. The executive director may summarily suspend a license for a period of not more than 60 days pending prosecution, investigation, or public hearing.
(2) A proceeding to suspend or revoke a license is a contested case and must be conducted in accordance with the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.
(3) On petition of the executive director, the circuit court after a hearing may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, papers, books, records, and other evidence before it in a matter over which the executive director has jurisdiction, control, or supervision under this article. If a person subpoenaed to attend in any such proceeding or hearing fails to obey the command of the subpoena without reasonable cause, or if a person in attendance in any such proceeding or hearing refuses, without lawful cause, to be examined or to answer a legal or pertinent question or to exhibit a book, account, record, or other document when ordered to do so by the court, the person may be punished as being in contempt of the court.
(4) For each violation of this act, any rules promulgated under this act, or any order issued under this act, the executive director may impose a civil penalty of up to $2,500.00 and may issue a cease and desist order, or obtain injunctive relief. In addition to any civil penalty imposed under this subsection, a person may be liable for a fine of up to the amount of any illegal payments made or received.
(5) A qualified organization, a millionaire party chairperson, and a principal officer are jointly and severally liable for any penalties and fines levied under subsection (4).
(6) A supplier and the owners and co-owners of a supplier are jointly and severally liable for any penalties and fines levied under subsection (4).
(7) A person whose license is revoked under this section is ineligible to apply for a license for 5 years.
History: Add. 2019, Act 159, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
Popular Name: Bingo Act
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