Terms Used In Michigan Laws 432.111b
- 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
- month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 8.3j
- Person: means a natural person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity. 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 or renewal of a license to operate as a supplier of equipment, charity game tickets, or numeral game tickets to qualified organizations licensed under this act shall submit a written application to the bureau on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
(2) The applicant shall pay an annual license fee of $300.00 at the time of the application.
(3) A supplier’s license expires at 12 midnight on September 30 of each year.
(4) The commissioner shall require suppliers authorized to sell charity game tickets, numeral game tickets, or both, to post a performance bond of not less than $50,000.00 and not greater than $1,000,000.00.
(5) A supplier shall remit to the bureau an amount equal to the qualified organization‘s purchase price of the charity game tickets less an amount that shall not be less than the sum of $.008 for each ticket sold plus 1.0% of the total resale value for all charity game tickets sold.
(6) For each numeral game sold, the supplier shall issue to the licensed organization an invoice listing the manufacturer and serial number of each game.
(7) The fee collected by a supplier from the qualified organization for each game of numeral tickets sold shall be $5.00 per 1,000 tickets or any portion of 1,000 tickets.
(8) The fees collected by the supplier for each numeral game sold shall be remitted to the bureau by the fifteenth day of the month following the month in which the numeral game is sold. A late fee of 25% of the amount due may be assessed by the commissioner against any supplier who fails to remit the fees by the required filing date.
(9) A supplier shall only display, offer for sale, sell, or otherwise make available to a qualified organization numeral game tickets that have been obtained from a manufacturer.
(10) A person who is directly or indirectly connected to the sale, rental, or distribution of bingo or millionaire party equipment, or the sale of charity game tickets or numeral game tickets, or a person residing in the same household as the supplier shall not be involved directly or indirectly with the rental or leasing of a facility used for an event.
(11) A supplier shall submit to the bureau a report as required by the commissioner regarding the sale or rental of equipment and the sale of charity game tickets and numeral game tickets.