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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 an applicant under section 4 is a qualified organization, is not ineligible under section 18, and 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) Large raffle.............................. $ 50.00 per drawing date
(e) Small raffle.............................. $ 15.00
(i) One to 3 drawing dates.................... $ 15.00
(ii) Four or more drawing dates................. $ 5.00 per drawing date
(f) Annual charity game....................... $ 200.00
(g) Special charity game....................... $ 15.00 per day
(h) Numeral game.............................. $ 15.00 per day
(2) Under extreme hardship conditions as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may waive 1 or more requirements for a person to be a qualified organization under section 3a(d) to permit the licensing of a special bingo or raffle event, 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 applicable provisions of this article and rules promulgated under this article.
  (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 event 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 applicable provisions of this article and the rules promulgated under this article.
  (4) Each event license issued to a qualified organization under this section is valid for only the location included on the license.
  (5) A license issued under this section is not assignable or transferable.
  (6) A licensee shall ensure that the events conducted under a license issued under this section are conducted in compliance with the applicable provisions of this article and rules promulgated under this article.
  (7) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a licensee shall only conduct events licensed under this section during the hours and on the 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 article 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 ;-- Am. 2019, Act 159, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
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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