Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.104a

  • 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.
  • Charity game: means the random resale of a series of charity game tickets. See Michigan Laws 432.102
  • 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
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 432.103
  • Licensee: means a person or qualified organization licensed under this act. 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
  • 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
  •   (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), if the commissioner determines that the applicant is a qualified organization and is not ineligible under section 18 and the applicant 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) Millionaire party……………….$ 50.00 per day
    (e) Large raffle……………………$ 50.00 per
    drawing date
    (f) Small raffle:
    (i) One to 3 drawing dates…………..$ 15.00
    (ii) Four or more drawing dates……….$ 5.00 per
    drawing date
    (g) Annual charity game……………..$ 200.00
    (h) Special charity game…………….$ 15.00 per day
    (i) Numeral game……………………$ 15.00 per day

      (2) Under extreme hardship conditions as determined by the commissioner, the commissioner may waive 1 or more requirements of a qualified organization described in section 3 to permit the licensing of a special bingo, millionaire party, or raffle, 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 provisions of this act and rules promulgated under this act.
      (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, millionaire party, 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 provisions of this act and the rules promulgated under this act.
      (4) Each event license issued to a qualified organization is valid for only the location included on the license.
      (5) A license is not assignable or transferable.
      (6) The licensee is responsible for ensuring that the events are conducted in compliance with this act and rules.
      (7) A licensee shall only conduct events licensed under this act during the hours and on the day and 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 act that are unrelated to whether the organization is a branch, lodge, or chapter of a national or state organization.