Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.104

  • 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. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • Member: means an individual who qualified for membership in a qualified organization under its bylaws, articles of incorporation, charter, rules, or other written statement. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  • 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
  (1) Each applicant for a license to conduct a bingo, millionaire party, raffle, charity game, or numeral game shall submit to the bureau a written application on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
  (2) The application shall include all of the following:
  (a) The name and address of the applicant organization.
  (b) The name and address of each officer of the applicant organization.
  (c) The location at which the applicant will conduct the event.
  (d) The day or dates of the event.
  (e) The member or members of the applicant organization who will be responsible for the conduct of the event.
  (f) Sufficient facts relating to the applicant’s incorporation or organization to enable the commissioner to determine whether the applicant is a qualified organization.
  (g) A sworn statement attesting to the nonprofit status of the applicant organization, signed by the principal officer of that organization.
  (h) Other information the commissioner considers necessary.