Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.107b

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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) The commissioner may issue an annual charity game license to a qualified organization for a location owned and operated by the qualified organization for the regular use of its members, or rented or leased on a continual basis for the regular use of its members.
  (2) A qualified organization may be issued only 1 annual charity game license per year.
  (3) An annual charity game license shall expire at 12 midnight on July 31 of each year.
  (4) An annual charity game license may be reissued annually if the qualified organization submits an application for renewal provided by the commissioner and pays the appropriate fee.
  (5) A qualified organization may be issued up to 8 special charity game licenses per calendar year.
  (6) A special charity game license may be issued for up to 4 consecutive days.
  (7) A qualified organization that is licensed to conduct bingo, a millionaire party, or large raffle may also sell charity game tickets and conduct a charity game at the same time and location and in conjunction with the licensed bingo, millionaire party, or large raffle without obtaining an additional license.
  (8) The commissioner shall promulgate rules for the licensing, selling, and playing of, and financial record keeping for, charity games.