Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.103

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Qualified organization: means , subject to subdivision (h), either of the following:
  (i) A bona fide religious, educational, service, senior citizens, fraternal, or veterans' organization that operates without profit to its members and that either has been in existence continuously as an organization for a period of 5 years or is exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  •   As used in this act:
      (a) “Educational organization” means an organization within 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.
      (b) “Fraternal organization” means an organization within 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.
      (c) “Licensee” means a person or qualified organization licensed under this act.
      (d) “Member” means an individual who qualified for membership in a qualified organization under its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter, rules, or other written statement.
      (e) “Michigan national guard” and “military” mean those terms as defined in section 105 of the Michigan military act, 1967 PA 150, MCL 32.505.
      (f) “Person” means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity.
      (g) “Qualified organization” means, subject to subdivision (h), either of the following:
      (i) A bona fide religious, educational, service, senior citizens, fraternal, or veterans’ organization that operates without profit to its members and that either has been in existence continuously as an organization for a period of 5 years or is exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 USC 501.
      (ii) Only for the purpose of conducting a small raffle or a large raffle under this act, a component of the military or the Michigan national guard whose members are in active service or active state service.
      (h) “Qualified organization” does not include a candidate committee, political committee, political party committee, ballot question committee, independent committee, or any other committee as defined by, and organized under, the Michigan campaign finance act, 1976 PA 388, MCL 169.201 to 169.282.
      (i) “Religious organization” means any of the following:
      (i) An organization, church, body of communicants, or group that is organized not for pecuniary profit and that gathers in common membership for mutual support and edification in piety, worship, and religious observances.
      (ii) A society of individuals that is organized not for pecuniary profit and that unites for religious purposes at a definite place.
      (iii) A church related private school that is organized not for pecuniary profit.
      (j) “Senior citizens organization” means an organization within this state that is organized not for pecuniary profit, that consists of at least 15 members who are 60 years of age or older, and that exists for their mutual support and for the advancement of the causes of elderly or retired persons.
      (k) “Service organization” means either of the following:
      (i) A branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization that is organized not for pecuniary profit and that is authorized by its written constitution, charter, articles of incorporation, or bylaws to engage in a fraternal, civic, or service purpose within the state.
      (ii) A local civic organization that is organized not for pecuniary profit; that is not affiliated with a state or national organization; that is recognized by resolution adopted by the local governmental subdivision in which the organization conducts its principal activities; whose constitution, charter, articles of incorporation, or bylaws contain a provision for the perpetuation of the organization as a nonprofit organization; whose entire assets are used for charitable purposes; and whose constitution, charter, articles of incorporation, or bylaws contain a provision that all assets, real property, and personal property shall revert to the benefit of the local governmental subdivision that granted the resolution upon dissolution of the organization.
      (l) “Veterans’ organization” means an organization within this state, or a branch, lodge, or chapter within this state of a state organization or of a national organization chartered by the congress of the United States, that is organized not for pecuniary profit, the membership of which consists of individuals who were members of the armed services or armed forces of the United States. Veterans’ organization includes an auxiliary of a veterans’ organization that is a national organization chartered by the congress of the United States.