MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL AND REVENUE ACT (EXCERPT)
Initiated Law 1 of 1996
432.212a Payment of regulatory and enforcement costs, programs, activities, and services; total annual assessment; state services fee fund.
(1) In addition to application and license fees described in this act, all regulatory and enforcement costs, compulsive gambling programs, casino-related programs and activities, casino-related legal services provided by the attorney general, and the casino-related expenses of the department of state police must be paid by casino licensees as provided by this section.
(2) The total annual assessment for the first year in which any casino licensee under this act begins operating a casino in this state is $25,000,000.00.
(3) The total annual assessment required under this subsection must be adjusted each year by multiplying the annual assessment for the immediately preceding year by the Detroit Consumer Price Index for the immediately preceding year. As used in this subsection, "Detroit Consumer Price Index" means the annual consumer price index for Detroit consumers as defined and reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(4) On or before the date a casino licensee begins operating its casino and annually on that date thereafter, the casino licensee shall pay to the state treasurer an equal share of the total annual assessment required under this section. A casino's assessment must not exceed 1/3 of the total annual assessment required under this section.
(5) From the amount collected under subsection (4), $2,000,000.00 must be deposited in the compulsive gaming prevention fund.
(6) The state services fee fund is created in the department and the department shall administer the state services fee fund in accordance with this act.
(7) Except as provided in subsections (5) and (8), all money collected under this section must be deposited in the state services fee fund. Distributions from the fund must be made by the legislature through the appropriations process.
(8) The balance of the state services fee fund must not exceed $65,000,000.00. If the money collected under this section would cause the balance to exceed the limitation of this subsection, the surplus money must be credited in equal shares against each casino licensee's annual assessment made under this section.
(9) The money collected under this section and deposited in the state services fee fund does not revert to the general fund at the close of the fiscal year but remains in the fund.
History: Add. 1997, Act 69, Imd. Eff. July 17, 1997
Am. 2019, Act 158, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2019
Popular Name: Proposal E
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