TRAXLER-MCCAULEY-LAW-BOWMAN BINGO ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 382 of 1972
432.102 Definitions; A to F.
As used in this act:
(a) "Active service" and "active state service" mean those terms as defined in section 105 of the Michigan military act, 1967 PA 150, MCL 32.505.
(b) "Advertising" means all printed matter, handouts, flyers, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, signs, billboards, and other media used to promote an event.
(c) "Bingo" means a game of chance commonly known as bingo in which prizes are awarded on the basis of designated numbers or symbols conforming to numbers or symbols selected at random.
(d) "Board" means the Michigan gaming control board created by section 4 of the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL 432.204.
(e) "Bureau" means the bureau of state lottery as created by section 5 of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely lottery act, 1972 PA 239, MCL 432.5.
(f) "Charity game" means the random resale of a series of charity game tickets.
(g) "Charity game ticket" means a ticket commonly referred to as a break-open ticket or pull-tab that is approved and acquired by the bureau and is distributed and sold by the bureau or a supplier to a qualified organization, a portion of which is removed to discover whether the ticket is a winning ticket.
(h) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of state lottery appointed under section 7 of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely lottery act, 1972 PA 239, MCL 432.7.
(i) "Coverall pattern" means a pattern required to win a bingo game in which all numbers on a bingo card are required to be called.
(j) "Educational organization" means an organization in this state that is organized not for pecuniary profit, whose primary purpose is educational in nature and designed to develop the capabilities of individuals by instruction in any public or private elementary or secondary school that complies with the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1852, or any private or public college or university that is organized not for pecuniary profit and that is approved by the state board of education.
(k) "Equipment" means the objects and mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic devices used to determine or assist in determining the winners of prizes at an event.
(l) "Event" means, in article 1, an occasion of bingo games, a raffle, a charity game, or a numeral game conducted under a license issued under article 1, and in article 2, an occasion of a millionaire party conducted under a license issued under article 2.
(m) "Executive director" means the executive director of the board, appointed under section 4 of the Michigan gaming control and revenue act, 1996 IL 1, MCL 432.204.
(n) "Fraternal organization" means an organization in this state, other than a college fraternity or sorority, that meets all of the following criteria:
(i) Is organized not for pecuniary profit.
(ii) Is a branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization or, only for the purpose of conducting a small raffle or a large raffle under this act, if not a branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization, is exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501.
(iii) Exists for the common purpose, brotherhood, or other interests of its members.
History: 1972, Act 382, Eff. Apr. 1, 1973
Am. 1973, Act 34, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1973
Am. 1976, Act 193, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1976
Am. 1981, Act 229, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 1982
Am. 1999, Act 108, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Am. 2008, Act 401, Imd. Eff. Jan. 6, 2009
Am. 2019, Act 159, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of the Bureau of State Lottery from the Department of Management and Budget to be an autonomous entity within the Department of Treasury, see E.R.O. No. 1991-2, compiled at MCL 12.161 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.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.
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